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"Meet Coach Dawn Thornton: Alabama A&M's New Head Women's Basketball Coach"


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Alabama A&M University sports scene is buzzing with excitement as Dr. Daniel K. Wims, President of Alabama A&M University, and Dr. Paul A. Bryant, Director of Athletics, proudly announced the appointment of Dawn Thornton as the new head coach for the women's basketball team. Thornton, a seasoned coach with an impressive track record, brings her winning spirit to the Bulldogs, igniting anticipation for a new era of success.


Previously at SWAC powerhouse Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Thornton amassed an impressive five-season tenure as head coach, culminating in numerous victories and a standout performance against formidable opponents. Under her leadership, Arkansas-Pine Bluff secured a historic win against Arkansas, marking a milestone in the program's history."We are thrilled to welcome Coach Dawn Thornton to the Alabama A&M University family as our new head women's basketball coach," Bryant expressed. "Coach Thornton's remarkable success within the SWAC and beyond showcases her strategic prowess and leadership in collegiate basketball. With her expertise, we are poised to elevate our program to new heights of excellence."


Thornton's coaching journey is marked by a relentless pursuit of success. With stints at Prairie View A&M, Shorter, and Arkansas-Pine Bluff, she has compiled a commendable overall record, demonstrating her ability to nurture talent and cultivate winning teams. Her recent achievements include guiding Arkansas-Pine Bluff to a fourth-place finish in the SWAC, highlighted by impressive victories over respected opponents like SMU and McNeese State.


"I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the women's basketball program at Alabama A&M University," Thornton remarked. "It is my mission to build upon the rich legacy of success this program embodies. Together with our dedicated athletes and passionate fans, we will strive for nothing less than championship glory."


Thornton's impact extends beyond the court, with her emphasis on player development and community engagement. Her coaching philosophy centers on empowering student-athletes to excel both academically and athletically, fostering a culture of excellence and resilience.

As she embarks on her journey with the Bulldogs, Thornton brings with her a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success. With her visionary leadership and unwavering dedication, the future looks bright for Alabama A&M women's basketball.


Stay tuned to our blog for exclusive updates and insights as Coach Dawn Thornton leads the Bulldogs to victory! Go Bulldogs! 🏀🐶 #BulldogNation #NewEraBegins

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