Terri Williams-Flournoy, who resuscitated the Georgetown women’s basketball program in her eight seasons as the Hoyas’ coach, was named the head coach at Auburn on Monday.
Williams-Flournoy directed the Hoyas to the NCAA tournament in each of the last three seasons, including Georgetown’s second appearance in the Sweet 16 in 2010-11 when it nearly upset seven-time national champion Connecticut.
Before Williams-Flournoy arrived, Georgetown had been to only one NCAA tournament and twice won 20 games in a season. The Hoyas won at least 20 games each of the last four seasons, and they have been in the top 25 rankings regularly over the last three seasons.
This season, Georgetown was ranked wire-to-wire and finished 23-9 after losing to Georgia Tech, 76-64, in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Williams-Flournoy compiled a 143-104 record with the Hoyas.
“I’m very grateful to Georgetown,” Williams-Flournoy said on Monday afternoon when reached by telephone. “I think we did accomplish a lot. If you look at the first three years when I started and even in that fourth year, it took a lot to get the program turned around. It’s almost like watching your child grow.”