May 19, 2023

East Buchanan, MWSU alum Chelsea Dewey named interim HC at Arizona Western

Posted May 19, 2023 9:30 PM
Stock photo by MWSU athletics.
Stock photo by MWSU athletics.


St. Joseph Post

East Buchanan and Missouri Western women's basketball alum Chelsea Dewey was named the Interim Head Women's Basketball Coach at Arizona Western College for the 2023-24 season after serving as an assistant for the last three seasons.

Dewey becomes just the second head coach in the program's history located in Yuma, AZ.

In the three seasons that Dewey has served as an assistant coach, the Lady Matadors have posted a 57-21 record, winning the Region I championship in 2022, and earning the program's second-ever trip to the NJCAA National Tournament.

"What a tremendous opportunity to lead young women at Arizona Western. This does not happen without Coach Pat" Dewey said in a statement. "I just want to thank him and honored to continue what he built. I'm just excited to get to work."

Prior to Arizona Western, Dewey spent three years at Missouri Western, where she served as a graduate assistant following her playing career. As a player, Dewey helped the Griffons to an NCAA DII National Tournament appearance and was named First Team All-MIAA as a senior, leading the Griffons with 13.3 points per game in 2016-17.