Connect with us
[the_ad_placement id="manual-placement"]


MSU head women’s basketball coach steps down



Coach McCray-Penson (courtesy of MSU Athletics)

Mississippi State University women’s basketball coach Nikki McCray-Penson has steeped down as head coach to focus on her health effective immediately.

“Over the past several weeks, I have been faced again with health concerns I had hoped were behind me. In light of these developments, I have decided to step away from coaching in order to devote my full time and energy to addressing those issues. Although I look forward to returning to coaching when I am able, I believe this is the best decision for me and my family at this time. I appreciate the support MSU has shown me, and I will be pulling for the team’s success this season,” stated McCray-Penson.

MSU has announced that assistant coach Doug Nova will step in as interim coach until a replacement is selected for Penson.

The Bulldogs’ athletics director John Cohen weighed in on the situation.

“We appreciate the time and effort Coach McCray-Penson invested in our program and respect her decision to focus on her health and family. Throughout her time as a player and as a coach, Nikki has shown herself to be a competitor, and we fully support her as she takes some time away from the game to address her health concerns.”

Continue Reading
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Copyright © 2021 Vicksburg Daily News.

Vicksburg Daily News