Jackson State Univesity will not renew the contract of women's basketball coach Surina Dixon. JSU President William Bynum met with both Dixon and her team regarding the university's decision.
Dixon will receive her full pay and benefits until her contract expires in June, but Bynum said he went public with his decision Thursday so he can start the coaching search immediately.
"The job will be advertised next week," Bynum said. "Our goal is to move quickly and have a new coach in place by April 15."
JSU went 82-93 overall and 55-53 in SWAC play in six seasons under Dixon's leadership. The Lady Tigers got off to another hot start for the second year in a row this past season, going 10-6 overall and 3-0 to start the SWAC slate, but faltered down the stretch and finished an underwhelming 15-13 overall and 10-8 in the SWAC.
It was the second time in the last three years that JSU started 3-0 or better in league play and finished outside the top three teams in the standings.