Colleen Lamoreaux-Tate, who has led the Bulldogs’ women’s basketball team for the past three seasons, resigned from her head coaching position yesterday for personal reasons.
In her three years spent courtside for the Bulldogs, Lamoreaux-Tate’s teams compiled a 34-41 overall record, including an 11-14 record in their most recent season.
Athletic Director Perk Weisenburger will now be tasked with hiring a replacement to head the Bulldogs next season, yet coaches with resumes as extensive as Lamoreaux-Tate’s don’t come knocking every day.
With the passing of the 2014-15 season, Lamoreaux-Tate finished her 30th year of coaching basketball. The veteran coach also had four years of playing experience at the collegiate level at both Lake Superior State and Aquinas.
“Knowing Colleen, this was an extremely difficult decision for her to make,” says Weisenburger. “We respect that it was made with the best interests of her family and her health in mind. I want to thank Colleen for the commitment, passion and energy that she gave this program from day one and we wish her happiness and success as she moves forward.”
Both the women’s basketball program and the university as a whole appreciate Lamoreaux-Tate’s contributions, but the seasoned coach has spread thanks for the opportunity and experience as well.
“I want to thank Ferris State, the tremendous young ladies that I have had the pleasure of coaching for the past three seasons, their parents, the Big Rapids community and the athletic department for their friendship and support,” Lamoreaux-Tate said. “I wish everyone associated with the program, especially the young ladies who I love, nothing but the best.”