Auburn Names New Women's Basketball Coach

Auburn names Georgetown's Terri Williams-Flournoy as new women's basketball head coach.

Auburn, Ala.- The search to find the new Auburn women's basketball coach ended Monday with the hiring of Terri Williams-Flournoy, who comes to the Plains after coaching at Georgetown the last eight seasons.

Williams-Flournoy, who compiled a 143-104 mark in eight seasons at Georgetown, replaces Nell Fortner to become the Tigers sixth women's basketball head coach.

"We are thrilled to welcome Terri Williams-Flournoy into the Auburn Family," said athletic director Jay Jacobs. "Coach Williams-Flourney has achieved success at every level of her basketball career as a player, assistant and head coach. She has an understanding of what it takes to be successful in the Southeastern Conference and brings a tremendous desire to win championships at Auburn. We welcome Terri, her husband Eric and two children to the Auburn family."

Under Williams-Flournoy's direction, the past four seasons at Georgetown have been the most successful stretch in the history of the Hoyas‘ program, with three-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including a Sweet 16 appearance in 2011. In 2009, the Hoyas made the WNIT quarterfinals. During that four-year run, the Hoyas had a 93-41 record.

Williams-Flournoy will look to bring that success to Auburn starting next season.

"I am extremely excited for the opportunity to lead the women's basketball program at Auburn," Williams-Flournoy said. "I'm very appreciative to President Jay Gogue, Jay Jacobs and Meredith Jenkins for giving me the chance to guide this team and I am looking forward to joining the Auburn family."

Terri Williams-Flournoy has spent the last eight seasons at head coach at Georgetown.

In the 2011-2012 season, the Hoyas finished with a 23-9 record, finished fourth in the Big East conference and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. They finished the regular season ranked 17th in the nation.

In all, Williams-Flournoy has 20 years of coaching experience, including a stint as an assistant coach at Georgia from 1996-2002. The Bulldogs made NCAA Tournament appearances all six seasons she was there.

Williams-Flournoy also had stints as an assistant coach at Southwest Missouri State (2002-2004) and Georgetown (1992-1996). She also served as an assistant coach for Team USA when it won a gold medal in the World University Games in Shenzhen, China in 2011.

Williams-Flournoy will be formally introduced as the new head coach on Tuesday.

HEAD COACH

Year/School/Record/Postseason

2011-12 Georgetown (23-9), NCAA Second Round

2010-11 Georgetown (24-11), NCAA Sweet 16

2009-10 Georgetown (26-7), NCAA Second Round

2008-09 Georgetown (20-14), WNIT Quarterfinals

2007-08 Georgetown (15-14)

2006-07 Georgetown (13-16)

2005-06 Georgetown (10-17)

2004-05 Georgetown (12-16)

Total (Eight seasons) 143-104

ASSISTANT COACH

Year/School/Record/Postseason

2003-04 SW Missouri State (28-4), NCAA First Round

2002-03 SW Missouri State (18-13),NCAA First Round

2001-02 Georgia (19-11), NCAA First Round

2000-01 Georgia (27-6), NCAA Second Round

1999-00 Georgia (32-4), NCAA Elite Eight

1998-99 Georgia (27-7), NCAA Final Four

1997-98 Georgia (17-11), NCAA First Round

1996-97 Georgia (25-6), NCAA Elite Eight

1995-96 Georgetown (2-15)

1994-95 Georgetown (1-17)

1993-94 Georgetown (12-15)

1992-93 Georgetown (23-7), NCAA Sweet 16

Total (12 seasons) 251-116


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