Texas Southern to Hire Cynthia Cooper-Dyke as Head Women’s Basketball Coach
[mpoverlay]Just one year after resigning from Prairie View A&M University, Cynthia Cooper-Dyke will return to the SWAC as the head women’s basketball coach at Texas Southern. Cooper-Dyke leaves UNC-Wilmington after two seasons.
Cooper-Dyke, a basketball Hall of Famer and former WNBA star with the Houston Comets, leaves UNC-Wilmington after leading the Seahawks to two WNIT appearances in two seasons. Before that, she led Prairie View A&M to an 86-72 record and four postseason appearances, including the program’s first two NCAA Tournament bids, from 2006-10.
“Cynthia is our sole finalist,” said TSU athletic director Charles McClelland, who hired Cooper-Dyke in 2006 when he was athletic director at Prairie View. “Upon final approval, Cynthia will be our next head coach at Texas Southern University.” (Houston Chronicle)[/mpoverlay]