Pepperdine promotes DeLisha Milton-Jones to head coach

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DeLisha Milton-Jones always had an interest in coaching even while she was playing in the WNBA. Now she'll get her chance after she took over at Pepperdine on Wednesday.

"It was a secret obsession of mine. I listened to everyone in my inner circle that I'd make a great coach one day. Everyone kept saying that," Milton-Jones said in a phone interview. "I didn't know if I could handle these kids, but now here I am enjoying it."

Milton-Jones joined the program as an assistant this past season after playing in the WNBA for 17 years. She said she learned she got the head coaching job when athletic director Dr. Steve Potts called her into his office.

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