April 7, 2008
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech women’s basketball coach MaChelle Joseph has agreed to a new four-year, $1.3 million contract with the school after guiding the Yellow Jackets to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year. The new contract was approved this weekend by the Institute’s Athletic Board.
Tech Athletic Director Dan Radakovich said that he is very pleased with the direction of the program and credits Joseph with moving the Jackets into the top 25 during the season and placing the program among the top teams in the ACC.
“MaChelle has certainly ratcheted up the program in a number of ways,” Radakovich said. “She and her staff have worked extremely hard in recruiting, coaching and in gaining awareness in the city of Atlanta. This is definitely a program on the rise.”
Joseph, who has guided the women’s team to the program’s first back-to-back 20-win seasons, has compiled an 84-66 record in her five seasons at the helm. This past season, the Jackets put together a 22-10 record, the most wins since Tech joined the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1979-80.
Under Joseph’s tutelage, Tech has reached the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history.
“We have been given a great opportunity to build something special at Georgia Tech,” Joseph said. “We have great kids and an administration that is committed to building a national power in women’s basketball. Georgia Tech is a special place and I am excited about where this program is headed. Dan and (Senior Woman Administrator) Theresa (Wenzel) have shown their commitment to our staff and we are looking forward to being here and reaching new heights.”
Next season Joseph will welcome a recruiting class ranked as high as sixth in the nation by All-Star Girls Report. The group of five includes three student-athletes from the state of Georgia.
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