Lynn Swann

Cynthia Cooper-Dyke resigns as USC women's basketball coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cynthia Cooper-Dyke has resigned after four years coaching basketball at her alma mater Southern California. She had a 70-56 record, including 14-16 this season. Cooper-Dyke left on Friday, a day after the Trojans lost to California 71-58 in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament in Seattle. They were 5-13 in league play, finishing tied for ninth. Cooper-Dyke says in a statement that "what is best right now is that I step aside." She gave no other explanation. USC athletic director Lynn Swann also didn't elaborate, saying only that Cooper-Dyke "is a great Trojan." Hired in 2014, Cooper-Dyke guided the Trojans to the Pac-12 Tournament title and an...

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