LAKE CHARLES – Following a 6-16 season, McNeese will not renew the contract of women’s basketball head coach Kacie Cryer. The school announced the move Friday.
“I want to thank our players and my staff for a great run this season. We never made excuses on the challenges that were faced throughout the season. Each person in our program showed up daily to represent McNeese with class, toughness and hard work and they did that! I will forever be grateful for each one of them,” Cryer said in a statement to KPLC. “McNeese has been a big part of my life for the last 12 years and I will forever be thankful for the opportunity but I am looking forward to what’s next in my journey.”
Cryer spent the last five seasons as head coach of the Cowgirls compiling a career record of 44-97 and a 29-59 mark in Southland Conference play. She spent the seven years prior as an assistant on Brooks Donald Williams’ staff.
“We appreciate the years of service Coach Cryer gave to Cowgirl basketball,” said Schroyer in a statement. “The dedication to her student-athletes was admirable. I wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”
Schroyer said McNeese will conduct a nationwide search immediately for a new head coach.