Women’s basketball coach’s contract not extended to next season

Kaitlin Sells

Georgia Southern will not be renewing women’s basketball Head Coach Kip Drown’s contract for the 2019-20 season, announced Sunday morning.

In Drown’s four seasons of coaching he showed for a 32-86 overall record and an 18-57 record in conference play. This 2018-19 season the Eagles went 7-22 overall and ended conference play at 2-16, sitting last in the league rankings.

“I appreciate the effort of Kip Drown over the past four seasons with our women’s basketball program and want to thank him for leading the Eagles, both on and off the court,” Athletic Director Tom Kleinlein said in a press release. “We will begin a national search for a new leader of our program.”

Assistant coach Lisa Jackson has been named interim coach as the national search for the permanent head coach will begin immediately.  No updates will be released until the search is complete.

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne Sports Editor, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu