IMLAY CITY — When the 2022-23 campaign starts there will be someone different in charge of the Imlay City varsity girls’ basketball program. That is because Heather Lauwers resigned from the position this past week.

“After careful consideration, I have decided to resign as the varsity basketball coach,” Lauwers said in a comment posted on the Imlay City Girls’ Basketball page. “I have decided to focus on my professional career and to begin my next chapter in life,” she noted.

“I just want to take this moment to thank everyone in the community for the opportunity along with all the memories that you have created not only for myself, but for these players and the program. Without all of your support and dedication we could not have had the success that we have had over the years, so thank you.”

During the last four seasons, Lauwers directed Imlay City to a 70-18 overall mark. Her teams collected three Blue Water Area Conference titles, three district championships, one regional title and a quarterfinal appearance along the way.

No successor has been named as of yet to fill the vacated position.

Kevin Kissane

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.