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Mark Trakh Named NM State Head Women's Basketball Coach

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State athletic director Dr. McKinley Boston announced the hiring of Mark Trakh as the new head coach of the Aggie women's basketball program on Friday.

Trakh (pronounced TRACK), 55, becomes the 10th head coach in NM State history and has nearly 30 years of head coaching experience, including 16 at the NCAA Division I level at both Southern California and Pepperdine.

"I'm very excited that Coach Mark Trakh has accepted the offer to be our next women's basketball coach," Boston said. "His credentials are exactly what I was looking for when I started this search and to have someone that has been successful at a mid-major like Pepperdine, while understanding our goal of being one of the best mid-majors in the country was big key. With his success at USC, I felt that he was the right person to lead this team into the future."  Continue Reading This Post >>

The Daily Aggie :: 04/07/11 :: Next Women's Basketball Head Coach Will Be Mark Trakh

New Mexico State is scheduled to hold a press conference at 1:30 p.m. (MT) on Friday to announce the next women's basketball head coach at New Mexico State.

We've been told by our sources that the person to be introduced tomorrow will be current San Diego State Associate Head Coach Mark Trakh. According to his bio page at SDSU, Trakh has nearly 30 years of head coaching experience, including 16 at the NCAA Division I level at both Southern California and Pepperdine. He compiled a 199-123 record while at Pepperdine and 90-64 record while at USC.

Collegiate Coaching Honors/Accomplishments
- NCAA First Round (2000, 2002, 2003)
- NCAA Second Round (2005, 2006)
- WNIT (1999, 2001, 2004)
- WCC Champions (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003)
- WCC Coach of the Year (1999, 2002)

Again, the official announcement is scheduled for Friday at 1:30 p.m. (MT)

bleedCrimson.net Madison Spence Interview :: 03/30/11

bleedCrimson.net: You're headed to Indianapolis this weekend to participate in the WNBA free agent camp. How did the opportunity come about?
Madison Spence: I heard I was invited towards the end of the season. I really didn't know whether I was going to do it or not. I've always enjoyed playing basketball and wanted to see how far I could go. Up until this year, after the concussion, I started debating if this was something I wanted to do in the future or if I should just move on to the next level in school. I want to go to med school and become an opthamologist. Throughout the season I was debating on what I wanted to do. Once it was all over… I don't want to give it up. I want to see how far… if I can keep playing.

bc.net: How excited were you when you got the invitation?
MS: I was very excited. I'm playing at a smaller school, not as much publicity for players and to be noticed was exciting.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Darin Spence Resigns As Head Women's Basketball Coach

Statement from NM State Athletics Director Dr. McKinley Boston Announces Spence Resigns -
“Coach Spence has resigned his position as Head Women's basketball coach effective April 30, 2011. Coach Spence has managed his program in a very professional manner over the past eight years and I thank him for that service.”
Statement from Women’s Basketball Coach Darin Spence on his Resignation –
“I want to thank New Mexico State University and the City of Las Cruces for the opportunity to be the head women’s basketball coach over the last eight years. We made a lot of strides in this program and had lots of firsts and that is something that I’m very proud of. I’m just at the point in my career, where I need a new challenge.”