Springthorpe Out At N.C. State.
N.C. State has announced that Steve Springthorpe has stepped down as women’s soccer coach, marking the sixth change the Wolfpack has made in a head coach since Debbie Yow became athletics director in June of 2010.
“I would like to thank the N.C. State athletic administration for its support of the Pack women’s soccer program,” Springthorpe said in a statement released by the school. “I wish the team and the department great success in the future.”
State finished 0-10 in ACC play and 5-14 overall.
Yow, since taking over, has made decisive moves to upgrade State’s programs. She fired men’s basketball coach Sidney Lowe and hired Mark Gottfried. And while that has been the most high-profile of her moves, she has made other changes as well to try to jump-start a Wolfpack athletics program that had not been strong across the board.
Yow has made changes in men’s soccer, swimming and diving, wrestling, softball and now women’s soccer.
Springthorpe just completed his fourth season at the helm of the Wolfpack. He posted a 30-43-4 record since taking over in 2009.
Chris Shaw and Dena Floyd will continue in their current roles as assistant coaches, and manage the team in the interim period, the school said.