UNCW not contacted about Cooper

Posted by Bob Bonner

According to wbballhoopscoop, Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is in the mix for the head coaching vacancy at Virginia Tech.

"VA tech -- Cynthia Cooper and Wendy Palmer in the mix! Interesting! Need more DMs!" was tweeted Saturday evening.

The message on Twitter was followed by another from the same author stating, "VaTech -- DMs coming in say look for Wendy Palmer to be announced as new HC next week. Stay tuned."

When contacted Saturday evening UNCW issued an official statement saying, "We are busy doing everything we can to make Monday night's WNIT game a success and have not been contacted by anyone from any other institution."

In her first season at UNCW Cooper-Dyke has led the team to a program record 24 wins and a first ever post-season tournament berth.  She was also tabbed as the CAA's coach of the year.

The Virginia Tech opening came after Beth Dunkenberger resigned after seven seasons.  Her last season saw the Hokies finish with a 11-19 overall record, and just 1-13 in ACC play.

UNCW will host Eastern Michigan in the second-round of the WNIT on Monday night.