Tracy York has resigned as Head Coach with Villawood Bendigo Spirit after three years with the Bendigo team.
Tracy has been an integral part of the team since 2019 with a history of working in the sports industry.
Tracy has supported the club during difficult pandemic-impacted seasons, including eight weeks in the Hub in Queensland in the 2020/21 season.
Understandably, COVID impacts including border closures to her home in South Australia and long periods away from family have played a part in the difficult decision to request for an early release from contract.
“After much thought and two impacted COVID seasons with extended time away from my family, I have made the decision to ask for a release from my contract with the Bendigo Spirit,” Head Coach, Tracy York said.
“I would like to thank management, sponsors, fans and media for their support of myself and the team. Thanks to the girls and coaching staff on a very strong finish to the 2021/22 season only just missing finals in a shortened season and with our highest placed finish since 2015.
“Having new recruit Anneli Maley winning the team and WNBL League MVP was great for the club and showed what relentless energy and effort can achieve.
Tracy will finish up at the end of a strong season with 6 from 8 wins and a league MVP player.
“Tracy has supported the club through a difficult couple of years and finishes with an excellent half of the season to be proud of.” Said Dennis Bice, CEO of Bendigo Stadium.
Bendigo Spirit thanks Tracy for her dedication over the last three years and wishes her the best in her future sporting endeavors.