Campus Life

McAleenan leaving Horns women's basketball program

University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women's basketball coach Erin McAleenan has resigned from her post after accepting the head coaching position at York University.

McAleenan spent the past three seasons at the helm of the women’s basketball program and compiled a Canada West conference record of 20-44 with her best year coming during her first season, when the Horns narrowly missed the post-season with a 10-12 record.

“I am grateful for the opportunities that the University of Lethbridge and Pronghorn Athletics have given me over the last three years,” says McAleenan. “I appreciate all of the support I have received from the Horns Alumni and the southern Alberta community, but I have been given a great coaching opportunity to move closer to my family that I could not turn down. The Pronghorns program was a great step in my head coaching career, and I wish all of the Horns Family nothing but the best.”

“Despite Erin’s relatively short tenure with the Pronghorns, she has had a very positive impact on both the women’s basketball program and the broader Pronghorn Athletics program,” says Ken McInnes, Interim Executive Director of Sport and Recreation Services. “We wish her all the best in her new role."

Prior to taking the helm of the Horns, her first head coaching opportunity at the CIS level, McAleenan was the lead assistant coach for the University of Alberta Pandas from 2009-2012 while she completed her Master of Arts with a specialization in Coaching.

“Everything has happened very quickly and the University will begin the search process immediately for an Interim Women’s Basketball Coach,” says McInnes.