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.
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.
— TheFlash⚡️⚡️⚡️ (@IMMA_BALLER10) April 3, 2020
— Joyneeer (@JoynerTooTall) April 3, 2020
This gotta be the worst year ever.
— Joanne (@_joanne_at) April 3, 2020
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Thank you to the entire coaching staff for one of the greatest years of my life! Im at a lose of words…. To the two amazing women I dont know what I can say. You guys have made an impression on me that will last a lifetime. Thank you for caring about me not only as a player but more importantly as a person. For treating me like one of your children. To My Guys, thank you for accepting me as a person and always reminding me to be who I am and never forget it. I could not ask for a better set of coaches my first year in college. Cant wait to see the amazing things ahead of you guys. You will always be in my heart. Thank you 🤍 Jeremiah 29:11 ✨
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