|Cooper-Dyke set to take over the helm of Texas Southern women's basketball|
From Texas Southern Athletic Communications
HOUSTON-Cynthia Cooper-Dyke was formally introduced as the new women’s basketball head coach at Texas Southern University on Friday. Cooper-Dyke is the 13th coach in the program's history. TSU marks her third head coaching position at NCAA Division I level.
“We’re very excited to introduce Cynthia Cooper-Dyke as the next head coach of Texas Southern Lady Tigers basketball, said TSU Director of Athletics Dr. Charles McClelland. “Coach Cooper-Dyke has shown the ability to turn around programs with that being evident by the success she has had throughout her career. We’re truly elated to have someone of her caliber join our staff and we expect great things out of our women’s basketball program over the years to come.”
She is a member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. She is also a USA Olympic Gold Medal winner. Cooper-Dyke captured four championship titles while playing with the Houston Comets and was named WNBA Finals MVP a total of four times. She played her college ball at the University of Southern California where she helped lead the team to back-to-back national titles.
“I’m extremely excited to take over as head coach of the Texas Southern women’s basketball program,” said Cooper-Dyke. “There’s a lot of talent within the Southwestern Athletic Conference and the program here at Texas Southern has limitless potential. We plan to recruit the best student-athletes in Houston, the state of Texas and across the country. Texas Southern can be one of the premier women’s basketball programs in the nation and we will work diligently to make that a reality.”
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