Last Updated: December 21, 2017, 3:56 pm

Thigpin steps down as DSU women’s head coach


   For “personal reasons,” Jenny Thigpin has stepped down as head coach of Dixie State University women’s basketball. 

   “I want to thank the entire university and community for the opportunity to represent this special institution,” Thigpin said. “I wish the program the best of luck in the future.”

   Athletic Director Jason Boothe announced Thigpin’s resignation, which comes just one month after the Storm won five of their last six games. Thigpin, who took over as interim head coach at the start of the 2014-15 season, went 17-35 (16-24 in Pacific West Conference) in her DSU tenure. 

   “We thank [Thigpin] for stepping up and leading our program for the past two seasons,” Boothe said. “We appreciate her efforts on behalf of our student athletes, and we wish her the best in the future.” 

   A nationwide search for Thigpin’s replacement has already begun.