Women’s basketball head coach Sharon Dawley has resigned her position to accept a coaching position at the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Robert Corran, UVM Director of Athletics, announced the news on April 6. “We are very disappointed to lose Sharon, and particularly after such a wonderful season,” Corran said. “But we recognize that good coaches are in high demand and she is definitely a good coach. Sharon has been offered and has accepted an exceptional opportunity at UMass, and we wish her the very best.” Dawley is the program’s all-time leader in wins, with a total career record of 265-148 in 16 seasons. This season, Dawley led the Catamounts to their second straight America East title and appearance in the NCAA tournament. The Catamounts defeated Wisconsin in the first round of the NCAA tournament but ended their season with a loss against Notre Dame in the second round.