Former WNBA and Wolfpack Player Tynesha R. Lewis Named ECSU Women’s Basketball Head Coach

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Congratulations to my cousin on her new journey. I had the opportunity to record the games at SouthWest Edgecombe High School when she played there.

Elizabeth City State University has named former WNBA and Wolfpack player Tynesha R. Lewis as its next Head Women’s Basketball Coach. Athletic Director George Bright announced the hire at a virtual press conference Thursday evening held in the Thorpe Administration building.

“The pressure faced to provide an incredible head coach and leader for our women’s basketball program was something that we took very seriously,” said A.D. Bright. “We’re hiring a seasoned veteran who has absolutely earned the right to be a head coach.”

Coaches says A.D. Bright, have a critical, positive and significant impact on the lives of student-athletes here at ECSU and across the country. Ms. Lewis is, he says, the right coach at the right time to lead the Mighty Vikings women’s basketball program now and into the future.

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve as the head coach of ECSU. The opportunity to return to the 252 is both exciting and humbling,” said Ms. Lewis. “I do not take lightly the responsibility of mentoring, coaching and molding the lives of young adults. The goal of our program is to win everywhere. Win in the classroom. Win on the court. Win in the community. Above all, win in life.”

Drafted by the Houston Comets as the 31st pick in the 2001 WNBA Draft, Ms. Lewis went on to play in the WNBA for six seasons. Her career is highlighted by two seasons with the Comets in 2001-03, two seasons with the Charlotte Stings in 2003-05, spending her final season in the league with the Minnesota Lynx in 2005-06.

She brings a wealth of experience as a player at the highest level of women’s basketball competition in America. (Read more)

Wayne Goodwin NCDP State Chair Respond To Rev. Roosevelt Higgs Removal Complaint

Good morning. My apologies for the delayed response; family and work obligations have dominated my schedule the last week. … Noting your newspaper letter, it appears you are not aware of the formal grievances NCDP is processing against Higgs. As required by Party rules, after receipt of the written grievances, we were required to provide Higgs 10 days to reply. Whether he replies to the charges or not, resolution is underway and was before the newspaper article. Further, as NCDP Chairman I had already notified the Chair of the Council of Review (the Party’s “court”) about the petitions seeking the removal of Higgs. They will be heard as soon as a date convenient for the NCDP members is determined. You may want to speak with your local Dems who are the primary witnesses. Perhaps you could provide a corrected update to the broader Edgecombe community; it’s up to them but your local Dems might provide you a copy of what they’ve filed. Thank you, and have a good day. All the best — Wayne Goodwin, NCDP Chairman

Thank you for the timely response after I sent letter to editor.

However if they had done what I told them to do the 1st time they filed a complaint he would have been removed. So I don’t waste time with them.

I feel the state could do their own complaint.

Curmilus Butch Dancy II 2020