-- Hardin-Simmons women's basketball
coach Shanna Briggs, who is the school's all-time winningest coach, has resigned
to take a teaching and coaching position in the Northwest Independent School
"My time at
Hardin-Simmons has been very special and I have been blessed to coach great
young ladies and work with wonderful people," said Briggs. "However, after 11
years, I feel like it is time for something new that provides a much better
work-life balance for me. Though I will miss HSU, I am excited about the
Briggs had a record of
224-76 in her 11 seasons as the head coach at Hardin-Simmons. She also had the
longest postseason run ever by a Hardin-Simmons team in the Division III era.
She led the Cowgirls to the Final Four in 2006.
She twice led the
Cowgirls to the Elite Eight, went to the NCAA Sweet 16 three times and won a
pair of American Southwest Conference titles and four ASC West Division
She became the
school's all-time wins leader on Jan. 13, 2011, in a 71-52 win over Sul Ross
State. She coached 29 all-ASC performers at HSU.
"We thank Shanna for
not only her exemplary service as a coach and a student-athlete, but also for
her leadership role on our campus," said HSU Director of Athletics John Neese.
"Shanna's accomplishments have added significantly to the legacy of our women's
basketball program and our athletic department. We wish her the best of luck as
she makes this transition and we are proud of how she and her players have
represented Cowgirl basketball."
A full national search
will be conducted to find her replacement. Her last day at Hardin-Simmons will
be July 3 and her basketball camps set for next week will go on as planned.