PLYMOUTH, N.H. – A member of the Plymouth State College family will be recognized for her athletic and coaching accomplishments this Saturday with
induction into her hometown Hall of Fame.
Lauren Lavigne, who is Plymouth State’s women’s basketball coach and co-senior women’s athletic administrator, will be inducted Saturday into the Queen
City Athletic Hall of Fame in Manchester, N.H. Lavigne is a native of nearby Bedford, N.H., and attended Manchester West High School.
The women’s basketball program at PSC has thrived in the three years under Lavigne. After recording its first winning season (14-11) in four years in
Lavigne’s first campaign, the Panthers have posted back-to-back 20-win seasons the past two years (20-9 and 20-8), and have advanced to the semi-finals of the
ECAC New England post-season tournament both seasons.
Lavigne has been involved in athletics since her days at West High School, where she starred in soccer, basketball and softball. She won three state
championships as a member of the soccer team and earned All-State honors in both basketball and softball.
A 1994 graduate of PSC, Lavigne was a four-year basketball letterwinner from 1990-94, serving as captain of the Panthers her junior and senior seasons.
She was also a star first baseman on the Panther softball team, earning All-New England honors as both a junior and a senior and setting a NCAA Division III
record for triples in a game (4).
After graduating from PSC, Lavigne spent a year as an assistant basketball coach at New Hampshire College in 1994-95. She returned to her alma mater for
the 1995-96 season, serving as an assistant basketball coach and athletic administrative intern while earning her Master’s degree in Sports Management.
Lavigne got her first head coaching position in 1996 at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass., leading the Power Gulls to a two-year mark of 20-29 before
returning to PSC.
Lavigne is an active member of the New England and National Basketball Coaches Associations. She is currently the President-Elect of the New England
Women’s Basketball Association (NEWBA).