Angelo State Women’s Basketball Head Coach Nate Harris has accepted a new career opportunity and will be departing ASU.
“We, obviously, are sad to see Nate leave as our head coach, but are so appreciative of what he brought to our program. The opportunity that has been afforded him is a great one for him and his family, and we support him in his decision to leave Angelo State,” said ASU Athletic Director James Reid. “Nate had made great strides in moving this program in the right direction; the current players we have, along with the incoming student-athletes we feel certain will be able to keep this team moving in the direction to get back atop the Lone Star Conference and have a national presence again.”
In two seasons as head coach, Harris accumulated a 19-23 overall record and advanced to the Lone Star Conference playoffs and the first round of the NCAA DII South Central Regionals. In his first season, the Belles ranked second in the conference in scoring, averaging 72.7 points per game.
“I will always cherish my time at Angelo State and the people that I worked with,” said Harris. “From the fans, to the boosters, to the staff, and especially the student-athletes, ASU is such a special place. It was an exceptionally hard decision and my family and I wish the university, the athletic department, and the women’s basketball program all the best moving forward.”
“We believe that Angelo State University and Angelo State Women’s Basketball has a lot to offer; the incredible campus and community and alumni support we receive here at Angelo State makes us a great place to work,” added Reid. “I feel very confident that our rich traditions and commitment to our university’s core values will allow us to hire a great coach that will help us achieve our goals. The process to find the next head women’s basketball coach for ASU will begin immediately.”