Women's College Basketball

 
           === Houston names Hughey head women's basketball coach ===
 
 Houston,  TX (SportsNetwork.com)  - The  University of  Houston announced  the
 hiring  of former Florida State assistant coach Ronald Hughey as the next head
 coach of the women's basketball program on Monday.
 
 Hughey  becomes the seventh head coach in program history and replaces interim
 head  coach  Wade Scott, who  took over  after Todd Buchanan resigned abruptly
 back in December due to personal reasons.
 
 "As  we went through this coaching search, we spoke with many different people
 who  knew Hughey  well, on  and  off the  court," Houston  vice president  for
 intercollegiate   athletics   Mack  Rhoades   said.  "Coach  Hughey's  energy,
 excitement, and commitment to his student-athletes were apparent from our very
 first  meeting. He  is one  of the  rising stars  in this  industry and  we're
 excited to have him join our University of Houston Athletics family."
 
 Hughey  has been  on six consecutive NCAA Tournament coaching staffs with four
 different schools in Florida State, Texas, Rutgers and UCF, while helping lead
 five  schools to  seven postseason  appearances in  10 years  as a  Division I
 coach.
 
 The  Cougars went a woeful 6-25 last season, culminating in a 45-point loss to
 Louisville   in   the  quarterfinals   of  the  American  Athletic  Conference
 Tournament.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 04/21 21:55:27 ET

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