Report: MSU to hire Nikki McCray-Penson as new head women’s basketball coach

Mississippi State has landed on Nikki McCray-Penson to take over as head women’s basketball coach as first reported by The Dispatch on Thursday.

MSU was quick to make its move following Vic Schaefer’s departure for Texas on Sunday by hiring one of the big name up-and-comers in women’s college hoops.

McCray-Penson spent the last three seasons at Old Dominion where she was just named Conference USA Coach of the Year last month.

The eight year WNBA Pro also has SEC experience having played under Pat Summit at Tennessee and later helping Dawn Staley lead South Carolina to its first-ever Final Four in 2015 and it’s first national championship in 2017.

The Bulldogs are just one year removed from back-to-back trips to the national title game during Schafer’s historic run at MSU.

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