New Mexico Highlands elevates Fearing to Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Lindsay Fearing was named the head coach of the Women’s Basketball program at New Mexico Highlands University. That announcement was made by co-Directors of Athletics Jim Deisler and Shanna Halalilo.

“I am thrilled to welcome Lindsey as the next head coach for Cowgirl Basketball,” said Deisler. “She did a great job impressing the search committee with her confidence and vision for the program. I can’t wait to see what she accomplishes in the coming years.”

Fearing spent the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons as the assistant coach of the Cowgirls basketball program. In her tenure as assistant she played an integral role in working with Cowgirls guard Juilana Arigon who earned All-RMAC recognition in back-to-back seasons.

Prior to her time as an assistant at New Mexico Highlands, Fearing was the Head Coach at Central Wyoming College from 2018-2022 where she saw a number of her players move on to four year programs. Before Central Wyoming, Fearing was an Assistant Coach at Gillette College from 2016-18. She began her coaching career at Lead-Deadwood High School in South Dakota.

Her collegiate playing career began at Casper College where she helped her team to back-to-back NJCAA Region IX Championships and she earned Juco All-American honors. She then played a year at the University of Arizona before playing her final year at Black Hills State in the RMAC.

Fearing earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Coaching from Black Hills State University and a Masters in Athletic Administration from Concordia University-Nebraska.

“I’m so excited to continue my career as the Head Coach of New Mexico Highlands University,” said Fearing. “Las Vegas and the community have become home since I moved here two years ago. I’m excited to align the past with the present and celebrate the good that the women’s basketball program has had. #gocowgirls!”

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