Asia Dozier announced she is stepping down as head coach of the Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals.
“I prayed on it a lot,” Dozier said. “I’m still young. I’m ready to spread my wings a little bit. I feel that God called me to the high school level for a reason. Now I’m ready to learn more and see what the college coaching experience can offer me.”
Dozier isn’t sure where her next coaching destination will be, but she wants to explore her options.
Dozier spent two years with the Lady Cardinals, amassing a 33-6 record, and winning two SCISA 3A State Championships.
“It was a great experience,” Dozier said. “I had an athletic department that backed me 100 percent. I had a really great team. It was a great learning experience. A lot of times you learn through teaching so being able to teach and have different levels of players can be trying at times especially trying to cater to the needs of the different dynamics of my team. It was a great overall experience.”
Dozier has won state championships as a player and a coach. She said winning titles as a coach is harder work with everything it takes to prepare a team. She said it was equally––if not more gratifying–– to win it as a coach.
As she moves on to the next challenge, Dozier said she will take what she has learned about building a culture and laying a foundation like she did at Legion Collegiate and continuing the winning culture and maintaining the expectations as she did at Cardinal Newman.
She doesn’t know if she will return to the high school game. For now she’s looking at what the next step will bring.
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