New era coming for Gillette College women’s basketball

Written by on April 24, 2019

After 10 years as head coach of the Pronghorns women’s basketball team, Will Rider is leaving to pursue other opportunities. According to Gillette College Athletic Director Rich Hall, the college will immediately launch a national search to fill the coaching position.

“Coach Rider has built a strong women’s basketball program at Gillette College,” said Hall. “We are excited to build on that foundation and begin a new era for the Pronghorns.”

Rider joined the Pronghorns in 2009, just before the first season of the Gillette College women’s basketball program. During his tenure as head coach, he guided the team to an overall record of 172-138.

Under his leadership, four Pronghorns have earned scholarships to Division I programs, along with another 10 student-athletes earning scholarships to Division II institutions and eight earning scholarships at NAIA institutions. In 2016, the team also won the Region IX Championship.

“We wish Coach Rider luck in his future endeavors and would like to thank him for his commitment to Gillette College,” said Vice President of Gillette College Janell Oberlander. 

The Pronghorns hope to have a head coach in place mid-summer for the 2019-20 season.

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