By Woodard, Dale on August 28, 2020.
As they await word on their Canada West season, the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s basketball team made an addition to their bench.
With the team nearing a return to training, the Horns have announced the addition of Paige Crozon as an assistant coach.
“To add someone with Paige’s character and knowledge gained through her outstanding playing career to our coaching staff is a tremendous asset to our Pronghorns program,” said Pronghorns head coach Dave Waknuk in a release. “Her passion, drive for knowledge and enthusiasm for the game will make her transition to coaching successful. Her ability to relate to our Horns athletes through her own successful journey as a student-athlete will greatly impact our team as well. I couldn’t be more excited to have Paige join the Pronghorns coaching staff.”
Crozon will join assistant coach Donna Branch to round out the women’s basketball staff.
She is one of 16 coaches that have been selected throughout the country in any sport to be named to the 2020 Canadian Association of Canada Enhanced Female Mentorship Program.
The product of Humboldt, Sask., was a four-year starter and a two-year captain at the University of Utah in the NCAA.
The leading scorer (13.1 ppg) and rebounder (8.2 rpg) in 2016, Crozon became the 27th player in the Utes history to score 1,000 career points.
She was named All-Conference Honorable Mention for the PAC-12 in 2016.
Crozon has also competed with the Canadian National program on multiple occasions, including representing Canada at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and was a member of Team Canada 3X3 that finished second overall in the 2019 Women’s Series.
She also wore the maple leaf at the FISU Games (2017), U17 Cadet World Championships (2010) and U19 Junior World Championships (2011).
Following her NCAA career, Crozon played professionally for the Saarlouis Royals in the First Division of the German Women’s Professional Basketball League.
The Horns women’s team will return to practice on Sept. 14 with hopes of the Canada West season starting January 2021.
The Canada West will make a decision on the two-semester sports Oct. 8.