By: Seth Kinker, 

After coaching for 24 years in the Dexter athletic program, Mike Bavineau is stepping down as head coach of the Dexter girls basketball team.

Superintendent Chris Timmis confirmed the report on Tuesday afternoon and told The Sun Times assistant coach Lauren Thompson has been named the interim head coach for the 2019-20 season with a parent meeting scheduled for Thursday night.

“Coach Thompson will have big shoes to fill but we are confident in her ability to lead our girls program,” said Timmis in an email to The Sun Times.


During his time as a head basketball coach for Dexter, Bavineau compiled a record of 398-231. He had 12 league championships, 10 district championships, 3 regional championships, and 1 final four appearance.

Bavineau sent out a statement to the program informing them of his decision.

“It has been an honor to serve as the women’s basketball coach for the past 24 years in Dexter. I will be stepping down as head coach. I especially wanted to thank the players who donned the maroon and gold. Your dedication, commitment, and passion for the game we all love is so very appreciated. I wish all of you the very best and look forward to watching your many successes in the future.”

Bavineau will remain the athletic director for Dexter, a position he’s held since 2013 when he was appointed to the position after being an interim athletic director when Darren Kecskes resigned in 2012 less than a month after taking the job.

This article will be updated with more information as it becomes available.