HOUSTON — Texas Southern University head women’s basketball coach Johnetta Hayes-Perry announced her resignation this week to accept the same position at the University of Maryland — Baltimore County.

Hayes-Perry compiled a 115-73 record in six seasons as the head coach of the Lady Tigers. She guided the team to their first-ever Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament championship and first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2017.

The Lady Tigers advanced to the postseason beyond the SWAC Tournament in four of Hayes-Perry’s first five seasons as TSU’s head coach. She guided the Lady Tigers to back-to-back WNIT appearances in 2014 and 2015.

In 2018, TSU became the first women’s basketball team in SWAC history to host a postseason game beyond the SWAC Tournament, when the Lady Tigers hosted Weber State in the first round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational.

Hayes earned SWAC Coach of the Year honors following the 2014-15 season and coached 13 All-SWAC honorees as well as two SWAC Players of the Year, one SWAC Freshman of the Year, one SWAC Defensive Player of the Year and one SWAC Newcomer of the Year.

“I want to thank Coach Hayes-Perry for her service at Texas Southern University and her dedication to the women’s basketball program,” TSU Vice President for Athletics Kevin Granger said. “On behalf of the department, I wish her well on her future endeavors.”

A national search for Hayes-Perry’s replacement is already underway.

Courtesy: TSU Sports


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