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Tasha Butts Named Head Coach at Georgetown

ATLANTA, Ga. – Georgia Tech women’s basketball associate head coach and defensive coordinator Tasha Butts has been named the new women’s basketball head coach at Georgetown University, the school announced Tuesday.

“We wish Tasha the very best in her first head coaching opportunity at Georgetown University,” commented Georgia Tech head coach Nell Fortner. “We believe she will thrive and are super excited for this opportunity for her. It’s been a pleasure working with Tasha, and we wish her nothing but the best.”

In four years with the Yellow Jackets, Butts helped guide Georgia Tech to two NCAA Tournament appearances, two 20-plus win campaigns, nine wins over ranked opponents and the program’s highest outright Atlantic Coast Conference finish in program history at No. 3 in 2021.

During the 2021-22 season, Georgia Tech spent 14 weeks in the national rankings, climbing as high as No. 11 in the Associated Press poll. The Yellow Jackets recorded a marquee win in 2021 when they defeated No. 3/2 UConn, 57-44, in McCamish Pavilion, snapping the Huskies’ 240-game winning streak against unranked opponents. The win marked Tech’s first over a top-three opponent since 2009. The Yellow Jackets capped the season by making their second-straight NCAA Tournament appearance.

Butts helped Georgia Tech to a 2020-21 season meant for the record books as the Yellow Jackets made their 10th overall NCAA Tournament appearance and advanced to the Sweet 16 for just the second time in program history. The Yellow Jackets finished third in the ACC to earn the program’s highest seeding in the ACC Tournament at No. 3.

Off the court, Butts was selected to the ABIS Women’s Basketball Black College Coaches Watch List in 2023 and was the recipient of the 2023 Giant Steps Award as an individual who has shown courage, heroism, triumph amid adversity and community activism through the power of sport.

A coaching veteran and former WNBA player, Butts arrived on The Flats with Fortner in 2019. She was promoted to associate head coach in April 2021 and added the title of defensive coordinator ahead of the 2022-23 season. A Georgia native, Butts returned to the Peach State after eight years as an assistant coach at LSU.

Butts becomes the 11th head coach in Georgetown women’s basketball history and will be introduced to the Georgetown community later today.

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