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Lawson resigns from Vikings' girls basketball head coach position

by Eric Andrews - eandrews@h-ponline.com

Former Huntington North girls basketball head coach Heidi Lawson has resigned from her position behind the Vikings’ bench. Lawson confirmed her resignation, which took place on March 12, to The Herald-Press on Tuesday.

Lawson’s resignation comes on the heels of a 7–15 record, including a 4–3 mark in Northeast 8 Conference (NE8) matchups, for Huntington North this season. The team finished fourth in the NE8 standings.

The Vikings ended this season by bowing out in the opening round of the Sectional tournament, falling 65–35 to South Side on Jan. 29.

Among Huntington North’s notable accomplishments this season was a 56–19 win over New Haven on Dec. 7. The 19 points were the fewest the Vikings had allowed in a game since giving up just 17 points to Marion on Jan. 30, 2001.

Lawson spent five seasons as Huntington North’s head coach, compiling a total overall record of 55–59.

During Lawson’s tenure with the Vikings, Huntington North posted a 1–5 record in the postseason, with their lone playoff win coming in a 54–42 victory over Muncie Central on Feb. 3, 2017. The Vikings then lost 93–51 to Homestead the next day to end their 2016–17 campaign.

Lawson’s teams earned winning records on two occasions, as the 2015–16 and 2016–17 Vikings both cracked the .500 barrier with records of 15–8 and 13–11, respectively.

No announcement regarding a replacement for Lawson has been made at this time.