Hoyas name head women's basketball coach

Hoyas name head women's basketball coach
April 14, 2014, 3:30 pm
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Georgetown named Natasha Adair the new head coach of the women's basketball program, the school announced on Monday. Adair, who previously worked in the program as an assistant coach, spent the past two seasons as the head coach for the College of Charleston.

The Hoyas went 11-21 during the 2013-14 season under interim head coach Jim Lewis.

Adair led Charleston to a 19-15 record this past season and a semifinal appearance in the Women's Basketball Invitational. The Silver Spring native served as an assistant with the Hoyas from 1998-2004 followed by a lengthy stint at Wake Forest.

Georgetown will introduce Adair during a press conference at McDonough Arena at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

"I'm very pleased to introduce Natasha as the new head coach for our women's basketball program," Athletic Director Lee Reed said in a statement. "She is a rising star in the coaching ranks and the success each of her schools have had is a testament to the hard work she has put in with her student-athletes. She will ensure that our young women develop both on and off the floor and we are very excited to welcome her and her family back home and to the Hilltop."

Adair played two seasons at Pensacola Junior College before transferring to the University of South Florida under head coach Trudi Lacey, former general manager and head coach of the WNBA's Washington Mystics. She was inducted into the Albert Einstein High School Hall of Fame in November of 2011.

Lewis took over as coach following the abrupt resignation of head coach Keith Brown in October following accusations of unprofessional conduct and inappropriate language.

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