ATLANTA (July 20) — Georgia Tech women’s basketball coach Agnus Berenato has been given a new five-year contract, Georgia Tech Director of Athletics Dave Braine announced today.
“We’re excited about the progress the team has made,” Braine said. “Reaching the Elite Eight of the WNIT was a great step last year. I feel the program’s on the right track and I’m very happy to have Agnus as our coach.”
Berenato, Georgia Tech’s all-time winningest coach with a 174-169 record in 12 years, led the Yellow Jackets to a 17-14 record and a trip to the Elite Eight of the WNIT last season. She has guided Georgia Tech to three postseason bids, including the WNIT championship in 1992 and the NCAA Tournament in 1993.
“”I love Georgia Tech,” Berenato said. “It is a great show of support and commitment that Dave Braine and the administration have given me and my coaches, as well as the student-athletes.
“If I have to work, I want to coach, and if I have to coach, I want to coach at Georgia Tech,” said Berenato. “Georgia Tech is my home. I’m really excited about the next few years and taking Tech to the postseason. I’m excited about where the program is and I’m ready to take it to the next level. I’m fired up about the coaches and the team. We have a great staff. My assistants are terrific. They are some of the best coaches in the country.”
Berenato was named the Gahperd College Coach of the Year in 2000 and was recently named to the Board of Trustees at Mount St. Mary’s, her alma mater. She was named to “Who’s Who in America” by Marquis Who’s Who in 1999.