ODESSA, Tx – Odessa College announced in a release that it has furloughed the Odessa College women’s basketball team for the 2020-21 season.
The school cited unprecedented developments of the COVID-19 pandemic along with a need to restructure its coaching staff as reasons for the decision. Odessa College has not hired a head coach for the women’s basketball team.
“Given a full year to overcome the physical and mental stresses that all athletic programs are facing during this global pandemic, the Odessa College Women’s Basketball program will return stronger, more focused and ready to take on all competitors for the 2021-22 season,” according to the release.
Odessa College has granted release to the four returners to play for other programs or attend other schools.
The release also said the search for a new head coach is underway, and the school plans to fill this position in preparation for the 2021-22 season.