Gillette College Women’s Basketball will need a new leader this fall following Head Coach Will Rider’s resignation announcement Wednesday.
Rider, who has led the Women’s Pronghorns for the last decade, will be leaving Gillette College to pursue other opportunities, according to a college press release.
Gillette College will be launching a nationwide search to fill the head coach position, according to Athletic Director Rich Hall.
“Coach Rider has built a strong women’s basketball program at Gillette College,” Hall said in the statement. “We are excited to build on that foundation and begin a new era for the Pronghorns.”
“We wish Coach Rider luck in his future endeavors and would like to thank him for his commitment to Gillette College,” added Janell Oberlander, CEO and vice president of Gillette College.
Under Rider’s leadership, several Pronghorns have been awarded scholarships to Division 1 programs and another 10 have earned scholarships to Division II institutions, according to the release.
In 2016, Rider led the Women’s Pronghorns to victory during the Region IX Championship.
Gillette College hopes to have a new head coach this summer, just in time for the 2019 – 2020 season.