Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is returning to her
alma mater, as USC announced the Hall-of-Famer will be the school's next
women's head basketball coach.
Cooper-Dyke had a stellar playing career as her resume lists two NCAA titles
at USC, four WNBA championships and an Olympic gold medal.
She has been a collegiate head coach for eight years, leading Texas Southern
to a Southwestern Athletic Conference regular season championship last season.
Before that, Cooper-Dyke spent five years at Prairie View A&M (2006-10) and
two at UNC Wilmington (2011-12) and has a career record of 150-106.
"She was a part of the best basketball ever played here at USC, and she has
seen success at so many levels of the game," USC athletic director Pat Haden
said. "As a coach she has turned around several programs. We believe she can
lead USC back to successful women's basketball, and we welcome her back to the
Cooper-Dyke takes over for Michael Cooper, who resigned from the post
following last season's disappointing 11-20 campaign.
"If you were to ask me what my dream job was at any point in my coaching
career, I would always have said my dream is to come back and lead the USC
women's basketball team," Cooper-Dyke said.
Cooper-Dyke was the first WNBA player enshrined into the Naismith Basketball
Hall of Fame in 2010.
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