Pensacola State names head coach

Pensacola State College has hired Leah Drury as the new head women’s basketball coach, effective Monday April 30.

Drury returns to the Pensacola State women’s basketball program bringing an abundance of knowledge and experience from the University of Alabama. An Alabama alum, Drury spent two years as an assistant coach for the Crimson Tide. Before returning to her alma mater, she spent a year as an assistant coach at Pensacola State – helping the Pirates to a 24-6 season. Prior to her stint with the Pirates, Drury served as a graduate assistant for two seasons at Alabama where she earned her master’s degree in sports management.

Drury replaces Coach Chanda Rigby who recently accepted the head coaching position at Troy University. Rigby spent seven years as the Lady Pirates head coach. In the last two years, she led the program to a 64-6 record – earning consecutive state titles and third-place finishes at the NJCAA National Tournament. Rigby helped the student athletes achieve success on and off the court. Most of her players moved on to graduate and have successful careers at the Division I level.

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