Third-year Texas women’s basketball assistant Tina Thompson has been promoted to associate head coach with the Longhorns, head coach Karen Aston announced Monday.
Thompson fills the position vacated when former assistant coach Travis Mays became head coach at SMU in 2016.
“I am pleased to announce the elevation of Tina Thompson to associate head coach,” Aston said. “In a short period of time, she has established herself on and off the court as an integral part of Texas Basketball. It’s important to continue to not only reward our coaches but acknowledge progression and impact.”
The staff will stay intact as George Washington and Jamie Carey will return as well.
Thompson has helped return the Longhorns to among the nation’s elite programs. During her time in Austin as a member of Aston’s staff, Thompson has helped Texas to a 56-14 (.800) record, including a 30-6 (.833) tally in Big 12 Conference play. The Longhorns have made back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Sweet 16, including an NCAA Elite Eight appearance in 2015-16.
“I am very excited about my new role as associate head coach here at Texas,” Thompson said. “I believe that every promotion is a reward of growth and I also believe that it’s another opportunity to learn more and grow more.”