Ferris Women's Basketball Coach Gives Birth To First Child On Monday

Lainie Joy Dorow The Ferris State University Athletics Department welcomed the newest little Bulldog to the athletics family on Monday (Feb. 23).

Eleventh-year FSU women's basketball head coach Tracey Dorow and her husband (Rob Dorow) announced the birth of their first child, daughter Lainie Joy Dorow, who was born Monday afternoon at Mecosta County General Hospital in Big Rapids.

Lainie Joy weighed in at eight pounds, seven ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. One of her grandfathers is Coach Dorow's father, Rick Bloodworth, who is currently in his third season as a volunteer assistant women's basketball coach at Ferris State.

Assistant Coach Crystal Harris is currently handling the women's basketball daily operations in Dorow's absence with the aid of the program's two volunteer assistant coaches in Mark DeNoyelles and Bloodworth.

Coach Dorow's other family, the Bulldog women's basketball squad, is currently 11-13 overall and 9-11 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action heading into its final two games of the regular-season this week.

Lainie Joy Dorow FSU visits Northwood Thursday (Feb. 26) evening for a 6 p.m. (EST) league tilt in Midland before facing Wayne State on Saturday (Feb. 28) with the conference tipoff set for 1 p.m. (EST) at Detroit, Mich.

Ferris, which has won its last five contests this season, is currently sixth in the GLIAC standings with two games remaining in the regular season. The top eight teams at the end of the year will advance to the GLIAC Postseason Tournament with quarterfinal-round games set to be played on campus sites next Tuesday (March 3). FSU holds a one-game lead over three teams presently tied for the seventh and eighth spots as the Bulldogs are attempting to earn the school's 10th consecutive league tourney berth.