Mississippi State women's basketball

Mississippi State women's basketball coach Nikki McCray-Penson instructs her team during a game last season.

The University announced in a press release that head coach Nikki McCray-Penson would be stepping down immediately. The University used health reasons as the overriding factor. McCray-Penson is a breast cancer survivor after first being diagnosed in 2013, but there hasn’t been any details released on her current health concerns.

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