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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)