Cynthia Cooper-Dyke returning to Texas Southern as head coach

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A return to one’s old stomping grounds is in order for a WNBA legend.

Texas Southern University announced today that Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, previously head coach at TSU prior to heading to Southern California, will return to be at the helm of the Tigers for the 2019-20 season.

In her only season with Texas Southern, the Tigers posted a 20-12 record and a berth in the Women’s NIT.


I’m thrilled to return to Houston and to Texas Southern, and to my Houston family.

–Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, new TSU head coach per press release


With her coaching experience and background, we know she will continue the success that our program has experienced.

–Kevin Granger, Vice President of Athletics, Texas Southern (per press release)

That background, as WNBA fans well know, includes being an important piece of the W’s original dynasty – the Houston Comets in the late 1990s and 2000, along with Sheryl Swoopes. Cooper-Dyke was named WNBA MVP in 1997 and 1998 in addition to being in four All-Star games.

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