Ray Fron has announced his resignation as the head women's basketball coach at Spring Hill College.
Building an overall record of 21-67 during his three seasons at Spring Hill, Fron brought much needed stability and leadership to the women's basketball program when he arrived in 2008. He leaves behind a solid nucleus of young players for the future of Badger basketball.
"I want to thank SHC for giving me the opportunity to coach its women's basketball program," Fron said, "I also want to thank the many supporters of the program especially the players. They are a great group of young ladies. I believe a firm foundation has been laid for future success and I wish them all the best."
Spring Hill College Director of Athletics Jim Hall said, "I want to thank Ray for his hard work and dedication during his time at Spring Hill College. Ray led our women's basketball program with integrity and class while reestablishing an expectation of success within the program. He was a great colleague in our department and I wish him much success in his future endeavors."
Under Fron's tutelage, the 2010-11 Badgers made an 8-win improvement over the 2009-10 season.
Fron coached All-Conference player Keisha Forbes of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., in 2008-09, 2011 All-SSAC West Division selection Kimarie Bock from Dunedin, Fla., and a 201l SSAC All-Freshman team member in Bria Bohanon of Ponchatoula, La.
Away from the court, Fron's players won three Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete Awards, five conference Academic Honor Roll spots, and Kristi Ybarra of Gulf Shores won the 2009 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) Champion of Character Award.
A national search will begin immediately for the next SHC women's basketball coach.