Opat leaves Rock Valley for Chicago State

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) She is one of the most instrumental pieces in turning Rock Valley sports into a national name, but now women's basketball head coach and athletic director Misty Opat is going Division I.

After nine seasons leading the Golden Eagles to four national titles, Opat accepted the same role at Chicago State University.

She went 229-70 during that tenure with another two runner-up finishes.

As the school's AD, five different RVC sports won 13 NJCAA national championships and she helped add men's and women's soccer as well as bowling.