Los Angeles, CA-- University of Southern California head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke has resigned, according to the university.
Cooper-Dyke has been at the helm of the Women of Troy basketball program for the last three seasons, during which time she had a 70-57 overall record. This previous season, the team went 14-16 which included a loss in the opening round of the PAC-12 Conference tournament.
The biggest highlight of Cooper-Dyke’s tenure at USC is arguably the program’s 2014 conference championship.
"I appreciate the opportunity I was given to coach at my alma mater, a university that has meant so much to me since my days as a student-athlete,” Cooper-Dyke said.
“I wish we had more success, but I am thankful for the effort given by the players, coaches and support staff and am fortunate to have worked alongside them. I also want to thank our fans for their loyal support. I will always love USC and will be cheering on the Women of Troy in the future as they accomplish great things."
"The USC women's basketball program has a tradition built on national championships, great players and outstanding coaches,” USC athletic director Lynn Swann said. “We look forward to bringing in a coach who will add to that legacy, one who will move our program forward while doing so in one of the world's greatest cities, at one of the country's finest academic institutions and in the nation's premier women's basketball conference."
The school has said they will be conducting a nationwide search for their next head coach. Read the full press release here.