Herscher wouldn't talk specifically about the situation, only that he decided to resign and he's going to take some time off before returning to coaching.
Make no mistake, he didn't give up. Instead, he lives to fight another day.
The Riverside basketball team has not had a winning season since the 2002-03 campaign, but Herscher appeared headed in that direction. Through 19 games, the Warriors were 8-11.
Harper acknowledged that three people approached her about being Riverside's head coach, but is "not at liberty to say yet."
The plan is to post the position in the future, Harper said.
"My focus right now is opening up the building and getting the school running," she said.
This is yet another short stint for a coach at Riverside, which has not had a winning season since Jim Fout coached the Warriors more than a decade ago.
Still, Riverside has had five coaches in five seasons without winning more games than it has lost in any one campaign. If you include Scott Garretson (two games last season) and Chad Metten (four games last season), that's seven in five seasons.
David Starr (09-11), Duane Estep (08-09) and Tom Watkins (04-08) came before Herscher and none had a winning record. The last time the Warriors won 10 games was in 2005-06.
I'm not privy to the particulars of this specific situation, but I have to wonder, do we really think it's the coaches?
Maybe something else is the problem.
Contact Assistant Sports Editor Rich Stevens at richstev...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4837.