Texas coach Karen Aston talks to guard Lashann Higgs during the 2017-18 season. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Longhorn players react to Texas’ decision to separate from basketball coach Karen Aston

Posted April 3rd, 2020

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For the first time since 2012 — and fifth time in school history — Texas is on the hunt for a new women’s basketball coach.

Texas announced on Friday that it will not extend Karen Aston’s contract. Aston has been UT’s coach for the past eight seasons. Her current contract runs through August.

While in Austin, Aston went 184-83 with six trips to the NCAA Tournament. The Longhorns were 19-11 this winter.

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Aston has not yet spoken publicly about her upcoming departure. In a statement, Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte called Aston a “first-class representative of UT.” Aston’s players have also shared their feelings on social media.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-h8aBgFFhj/

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-iBWlBp-Uk/

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-iaj0sJ-u4/?igshid=kfpzqy33ftgc

https://twitter.com/palmerisabel11/status/1246586669517553665

https://twitter.com/KarismaOrtiz/status/1246982380071477248

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