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Fort Lewis women’s basketball head coach Taylor Harris resigns

In his three seasons, he finished with a 23-60 record, trending better each year
Fort Lewis College women’s head coach Taylor Harris coaches his team while playing Western Colorado University on Feb. 17 at FLC. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald file)

Fort Lewis College women’s basketball coach Taylor Harris resigned from his head coaching position, he confirmed on Tuesday.

“I really enjoyed my time at Fort Lewis and in Durango,” Harris said. “I'm just moving back home to Denver to be closer to my family.”

A job posting was posted on the Fort Lewis careers page for the head women’s basketball coach on Monday, but that page disappeared Tuesday before this article was published.

Harris’ first season as head coach of the Skyhawks was in 2021-22. In his three seasons, he finished with a record of 23-60. In 2021-22, the Skyhawks went 2-25. In 2022-23, Fort Lewis went 9-19. This past season, the Skyhawks went 12-16.

When asked about Harris’ resignation, Fort Lewis Director of Athletics Travis Whipple said: “Institutional policy doesn't allow for additional comment. We have started a search process for our next head women’s basketball coach.”

Harris’ resignation leaves some question marks over what the Skyhawks’ players will do without Harris as the head coach. The transfer portal is open for players in Division II women’s basketball. Fort Lewis had only two seniors this past season.