Anna Nimz is all about the process leading to the product.
Nimz’ process will have even more time to grow and produce after signing a two-year contract extension through the 2025-26 season.
Northwestern State announced the extension for Nimz on Thursday after being approved by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors, which governs Northwestern State University.
“What Anna has built in her short time here bodes well for the future of Lady Demon basketball,” Director of Athletics Kevin Bostian said. “She and her staff have navigated a unique situation smoothly, and I look forward to watching them continue to elevate the program to a championship level.”
The Lady Demons finished the 2021-22 season as one of the most improved teams in the country thanks to the tireless work of Nimz, the staff and the players. The 11-win increase from one season to the next was the most in program history and the 17.1 point per game increase was one of the best in the nation from 20-21 to this past season.
“I want to thank (university president) Dr. Marcus Jones, (vice president for external affairs) Jerry Pierce and (director of athletics) Kevin Bostian for believing in me and having a shared vision for this amazing program,” Nimz said.
“Additionally, I want to say thank you to my staff. Without their dedication to our players and this program, we would not have had the success that we’ve already seen. I believe 100 percent that we have the right staff in place to help continue to grow and empower our young women. I believe in our players, staff and support staff to continue to elevate this program and restore it to a championship level.”
Six different times during the season, the most of any other team in the league, an NSU player was named Southland Conference Player of the Week. Candice Parramore was the third player in program history to be named Southland Newcomer of the Year, the first since 1993, and Jasmin Dixon was the first all-defensive selection for NSU.
Parramore, along with Monette Bolden, also earned all-conference selections following the season.
They, along with eight other newcomers, were instrumental in the Lady Demons’ first three-game, non-conference, road winning streak in 33 years this past season.
Off the court, the Lady Demons had 10 of their 14 players named to NSU Dean’s List or honor roll.
“I am very excited for the opportunity to continue to lead the NSU women’s basketball program,” said Nimz. “I love the relationships that we have with our players and have enjoyed watching them grow both on and off the court. They are fun to be around, and I am blessed to be surrounded by them.”
PHOTO: Chris Reich, NSU Photographic Services