Former Polar Bear Coach Stefanie Pemper on Building a Basketball Program at Navy

Navy’s women’s basketball team came to Maine this weekend, defeating the University of Maine Black Bears by a score of 65 to 43. It was an impressive win for the Blue and Gold, now 4-1, and also a homecoming of sorts for Navy Head Coach Stefanie Pemper, who guided the Bowdoin Polar Bears for a decade from 1998-08. Coach Pemper took some time before the Navy-UMO contest to talk with the Portland Press Herald about the challenges and satisfaction in her new job and to reflect on some of the differences between Div. I and Div. III athletics.

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