Following a nationwide search, the Central Washington University Athletics Department has invited the three finalists for the women’s basketball head coaching position to Ellensburg for on-campus interviews.

The three finalists are: Taylor Wagner, the Colorado Mesa University head women’s basketball coach, who will come to campus on Monday; Monique LeBlanc, Merrimack College’s head women’s basketball coach, Wednesday; and Molly Goodenbour, head women’s basketball coach at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), Friday.

“This is an outstanding group of finalists, who all have extensive and successful coaching experience at the NCAA level,” said Dennis Francois, CWU athletics director. “We’ve scheduled afternoon forums with each candidate, to give everyone interested—from on- and off-campus—the opportunity to meet with them.”

CWU’s next head women’s basketball coach will succeed Shawn Nelson, who resigned last month after three seasons in the position.