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Tasha Butts hired as Georgetown’s women’s basketball coach

Indiana Fever v Charlotte Sting

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 6: Tasha Butts #1 of the Charlotte Sting moves the ball against the Indiana Fever during the game on May 6, 2006 at the Charlotte Bobcats Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Fever won 85-66. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON -- Longtime college assistant Tasha Butts was hired as the head coach of Georgetown’s women’s basketball team.

Butts replaces James Howard, whose contract was not renewed last month after four consecutive losing seasons at the school.

Butts joins Ed Cooley as new basketball coaches at Georgetown; Cooley took over the men’s team last month after Patrick Ewing was dismissed.

Butts has been at Georgia Tech since April 2019, serving as an associate head coach and an assistant coach. Before that, Butts spent eight seasons at LSU. She also coached worked at UCLA and Duquesne.

Butts played college basketball at Tennessee from 2000-04 and played professionally in the WNBA and overseas. Howard went 66-108, a .379 winning percentage, during six years at Georgetown. The team this season went 14-17 and lost by 30 points to UConn in the Big East Conference Tournament quarterfinals on March 4.