Milleson Resigns as George Mason’s Women’s Basketball Head Coach

George Mason Assistant Vice President/Director of Athletics Brad Edwards announced Thursday that head women’s basketball coach Nyla Milleson has resigned from her position. 

In eight seasons with George Mason, Milleson compiled an overall record of 98-140, including a mark of 40-86 in the Atlantic 10 Conference. 

“I want to express my sincere appreciation to Nyla for her commitment and leadership to our women’s basketball program over the past eight years,” said Edwards. “Nyla cares deeply for her student-athletes and has worked tirelessly to make it an outstanding overall experience at George Mason. Her program has had a strong commitment in achieving academic success and engaging with our community. I wish Nyla and her husband, Brent, the best of luck in their future endeavors.”

Milleson led the Patriots to the WNIT in 2017-18. The following three seasons, Mason’s overall record has been 28-54. 

“I want to thank George Mason University and its administration for the opportunity I’ve been given to lead this program,” said Milleson.  “We have achieved many goals including the highest standard of academic excellence, serving our community and creating a positive student-athlete experience. We helped transition our athletic department to the Atlantic 10, experienced the winningest season in program history and witnessed Natalie Butler etch her name atop the NCAA record books.  

Thank you to the many student-athletes and coaches that have impacted my life and have worn the green and gold with pride. The time has come to start a new chapter in my life and embark on a new journey where I will continue to make a difference in people’s lives. Mason Nation and all of our loyal fans – THANK YOU and I will miss you!”

Edwards will conduct a national search for a head coach effective immediately.

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