Syracuse University Director of Athletics John Wildhack today announced that the Athletics Department will begin a national search for the head women’s basketball coaching position. The announcement comes as the women’s basketball team concludes its 2021-22 season with acting head coach Vonn Read at the helm.
“This basketball team did some truly terrific things this season under very difficult circumstances,” says Wildhack. “I appreciate the team’s relentless work ethic – on and off the court – and I am grateful to Vonn for stepping up to provide such solid leadership during a time of transition.”
The Orange women’s basketball program has earned 12 NCAA Tournament invitations, including in 2016 when the team advanced to the National Championship game. With that track record of success, Wildhack says the 2022-23 team is poised to do great things.
“The foundation is in place for Syracuse to be highly competitive in one of the most elite women’s basketball conferences in the country,” says Wildhack. “Our next head coach will be a person with a strong vision who can inspire and lead, recruit and retain exceptional student-athletes to build on the program’s prior success. This will be an expeditious, efficient and thoughtful search that I am confident will result in the appointment of a top-notch coach.”
Read will continue to serve as acting head coach through the duration of the search.