AAMU hires new women’s basketball coach

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Dawn Thornton is the new women’s basketball coach at Alabama A&M. (AAMU)

Alabama A&M University has a new women’s basketball coach. Coming to A&M from a rival SWAC team, Dawn Thornton has been selected to lead the Bulldogs women’s hoops team.

Here’s more on the new women’s basketball coach:

Alabama A&M’s new women’s basketball coach

Dawn Thornton was introduced over the weekend as the fifth head women’s basketball coach since becoming a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference and joining NCAA Division I.

Thornton comes to Alabama A&M after spending the past five seasons as the head coach at SWAC institution Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Thornton, who has experience at the NCAA Division I and Division II level as a head women’s basketball coach, has compiled a 102-159 overall record in nine seasons at Prairie View A&M, Shorter and Arkansas-Pine Bluff. In addition, she led the Golden Lions to a signature victory over Arkansas this past season, a first in program history.

“Coach Thornton’s remarkable record of success, both within the SWAC and against formidable out-of-conference opponents, speaks volumes about her prowess and strategic acumen in the realm of collegiate basketball. Her leadership qualities, combined with a deep understanding of the game, make her the ideal candidate to elevate our program.” 

Dr. Paul A. Bryant, AAMU Athletics Director

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Michael Seale
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