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Texas Southern University (TSU) to Introduce New Women’s Basketball Head Coach

WHAT: News conference to introduce new TSU Women’s Basketball Head Coach

WHEN: Friday, April 20, 2012 – 3:30 pm

(Parking lot accessed on Ennis Street between H&PE Arena and parking garage)

WHO: Athletics Director Dr. Charles McClelland and new Women’s Basketball
Head Coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke

Cynthia Cooper-Dyke will be introduced as the head coach of the Texas Southern Lady Tigers Women’s basketball team by athletics director Dr. Charles McClelland. You will have an opportunity to meet and talk with TSU’s 13th Women’s basketball head coach in person on Friday, April 20th in the H&PE Arena at 3:30pm.

Cooper-Dyke is one of the most celebrated players and coaches in the country. She comes to Texas Southern from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington where she led the Seahawks to back-to-back appearances in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) and was named 2011 Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year.

Before UNC-W, Cooper-Dyke led Prairie View A&M to three straight conference titles, two SWAC Tournament titles, two post season NCAA appearances and two WNIT appearances. Cooper-Dyke was also named SWAC Coach of the Year twice.

She is a member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Cooper-Dyke is a USA Olympic Gold Medal winner. She captured four championship titles while playing with the Houston Comets and was named WNBA Finals MVP four times. She played her college ball at the University of Southern California where she led her team to back-to-back national titles. These are just a few of her many accomplishments.

Please call the TSU sports information office if you have any questions. Look forward to seeing you on Friday at 3:30pm.

Rodney Bush | 713.313.7603o
| 713.826.8229c

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