LETHBRIDGE, Alberta (August 25, 2000) – With a return to training around the corner, the Lethbridge Pronghorn women's basketball team is excited to announce the addition of Paige Crozon as an assistant coach for the upcoming season.
Crozon will join assistant coach Donna Branch to round out the women's basketball staff.
"To add someone with Paige's character and knowledge gained through her outstanding playing career, to our coaching staff is a tremendous asset to our Pronghorns program," Said pronghorn Head Coach Dave Waknuk. "Her passion, drive for knowledge and enthusiasm for the game will make her transition to coaching successful. Her ability to relate to our Horns athletes through her own successful journey as a student-athlete will greatly impact our team, as well."
"I couldn't be more excited to have Paige join the Pronghorns coaching staff."
Crozon is one of 16 coaches that have been selected throughout the country in any sport to be named to the 2020 Canadian Association of Canada Enhanced Female Mentorship Program.
"I'm very excited to be joining the U of L Women's Basketball squad," said newly named assistant coach Paige Crozon. "It has been wonderful to get to know that athletes and be back around basketball at the university level. I'm very grateful for Dave Waknuk and the University of Lethbridge Athletic Administration for providing me with this opportunity and helping me begin my coaching career."
"Dave has already been a tremendous resource for me and encouraged me to apply for the Enhanced Women's Mentorship Program, which selected 16 coaches from around the country to work with veteran U SPORTS, national team, and Olympic coaches. Even though the mentorship has just began, it has helped in numerous ways, including empowering women in coaching roles."
The Humboldt, SK product was a four year starter and a two-year captain at the University of Utah in the NCAA. The leading scorer (13.1 ppg) and rebounder (8.2 rpg) in 2016, Crozon became the 27th player in the Utes history to score 1000 career points.
She was named All-Conference Honorable Mention for the PAC-12 in 2016 and was also a three-time PAC-12 All-Academic.
Crozon has also competed with the Canadian National program on multiple occasions, including representing Canada at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and was a member of Team Canada 3X3 that finished second overall in the 2019 Women's Series.
She also wore the maple leaf at the FISU Games (2017), U17 Cadet World Championships (2010) and U19 Junior World Championships (2011).
Following her NCAA career, Crozon played professionally for the Saarlouis Royals in the First Division of the German Women's Professional Basketball League.
The Pronghorn women's basketball team will return to practice on September 14th with hopes of the Canada West season starting January 2021. Canada West will make a decision on the two semester sports on October 8th.
Courtesy: University of Lethbridge