Adams State Women's Basketball coach resigns


Former Adams State Women's Basketball coach Head Coach Larry Joe Hunt discusses strategy with his team and staff. (Photo courtesy of Adams State University)

ALAMOSA – Adams State University athletic director Larry Mortensen announced Thursday morning that women’s basketball coach Larry Joe Hunt has resigned. Hunt has been the Adams State head coach for the past four seasons.

“We appreciate all Coach Hunt has done to help stabilize the women's program,” said Mortensen. “Although the record may not show it, his efforts have laid a foundation for the future. Larry Joe has been an important part of the Adams State athletic family and look forward to him continuing to play a role in our success.”

In the past four years Hunt has compiled a 15-85 overall record and 11-77 conference record. In his first season he and the Grizzlies set the RMAC record for made three-pointers in a game with 22 against Western State.

“I would like to start by thanking all the past and present players and coaches that have had a positive effect on my life and this program,” said Hunt. “Thanks to all the fans who have cheered us on at the games, who listen to the game, or who watch on the internet; their support has been very much appreciated by all these athletes who work so hard. The standing ovations at the end of the games were share moments of the success and progress we were able to make this year.”

“Current RMAC statistics show us with higher team rankings and individual rankings than we've had in the past several years—we have multiple players who are among the best in the RMAC, said Hunt” At the end of the day the clock hits zero and you're out of time. But it's always important to remember tough times don't last, tough people do. Best of luck to the team in the future.”

Hunt was inducted into the Adams State Hall of Fame in 2016 with the 1980 Football Team. He was named second team All-Conference and Most Valuable defensive back on the RMAC Championships team that played in the Boot Hill Bowl.

Adams State athletics will conduct a national search for a new head coach.


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