BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – After seven years at Bryn Athyn College as the head women's basketball coach/associate director of athletics for compliance/SWA, Kayla Felty has resigned from her positions to become the Coordinator of Athletics Eligibility and Recruiting at Penn State University Schuylkill Campus. Director of Athletics David Leach accepted Felty's resignation Friday.
The first women's basketball head coach in Bryn Athyn history, Felty led the Lions to 66 victories and a pair of North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Tournament appearances over six seasons.
"As the coach who built the program, the Lions will be forever tied to Coach Felty. We are grateful for her contribution to our students and her efforts within the department. On behalf of the entire college community, we wish Kayla success in her next endeavor," said Leach.
In the 2016-17 season, the Lions experienced their most successful season under Felty as the team won a program-record 20 games and was the No. 2 seed in the southern division for the NEAC Tournament. Felty was honored by her peers for the team's success during the 2016-17 campaign, being named the NEAC Coach of the Year. Bryn Athyn made its first postseason appearance during the 2015-16 season.
"In my time at Bryn Athyn, my players and colleagues have become family. I am forever grateful to the college for trusting in me to build the" women's basketball program and believing in the vision of athletics," said Felty.
Felty's coaching led to three Lions earning all-conference recognition. Kristina Clark was an All-NEAC first-team selection in 2016 and 2017. Sam Hicks earned All-NEAC third-team honors in 2017. Last year, Clayshonia Cogmon was named the Colonial States Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
"I am proud of the progress we have had as an athletic department and am excited to continue to follow the future success of the program. Lastly, thank you to all of my former players for believing in me and helping to build tradition over the past seven years," Felty stated.
A national search is underway to fill Felty's position.