Lancaster Bible Head Women’s Basketball Coach Tharrington resigns

Lancaster Bible College Women’s Basketball Head Coach Joy Tharrington is stepping away from the program, ending a three-year stint with the Chargers.
Tharrington coached 60 games over the three years with the program including a tough first year as the conference and world was amid the pandemic. Having begun 6-5 overall in the 2020-21 season, Tharrington finished with a 33-27 (.550) overall record and a 19-13 (.593) United East Conference record.
In both conference seasons with the Chargers, Tharrington led the Chargers to an above .500-win percentage while just missing the United East Conference playoffs. Tharrington also coached two first-team selections in Alaysha Iwais during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons and a rookie of the year in Jade Eshelman during the 2021-22 season.
“Lancaster Bible College has been blessed by Coach Tharrington’s tenure here,” Lancaster Bible Director of Athletics Rod Baughman said. “Her mentorship and discipleship of the group of young ladies entrusted to her care will have impact in their lives for years to come.  She furthered our mission work and elevated the commitment to excellence within the program.  I believe God will use Joy Tharrington greatly, and she will be a tremendous addition wherever God places her next.”
“I am grateful for the three years I have spent here as it has grown me tremendously,” said Tharrington.  I would like to thank the Lancaster Bible College Administration and Director of Athletics, Rod Baughman, for their commitment to mission and investing in the overall student-athlete experience. I would also like to thank each of my players and my assistant coaches who made my time here incredibly rewarding.  I feel a deep measure of gratitude for the opportunity to impact their lives while pursuing excellence in the women’s basketball program.  Although I will be embarking on a new journey, I wish nothing but the best for the program moving forward and will always be a supporter of the Chargers!”
A search will be underway for Tharrington’s replacement.

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