NC State announced yesterday that Steve Springthorpe has stepped down as the head coach of the womenâ€™s soccer program. (Link)
This move will mark the seventh head coaching change in west Raleigh since Debbie Yow became athletics director in June of 2010 and began righting the Wolfpack ship that had was previously rudderless. I absolutely love it!
State finished 0-10 in ACC play and 5-14 overall.
Yow, since taking over, has made decisive moves to upgrade Stateâ€™s programs. She fired menâ€™s basketball coach Sidney Lowe and hired Mark Gottfried. And while that has been the most high-profile of her moves, she has made other changes as well to try to jump-start a Wolfpack athletics program that had not been strong across the board.
Yow has made changes in menâ€™s soccer, swimming and diving, wrestling, volleyball, softball and now womenâ€™s soccer.
Springthorpe just completed his fourth season at the helm of the Wolfpack. He posted a 30-43-4 record since taking over in 2009.