Former Kentucky coach named assistant at Texas

AUSTIN Texas
Former Kentucky
women’s basketball coach Mickie DeMoss was hired Tuesday as an assistant at Texas.

DeMoss had quit abruptly in April, saying she wanted to take
a break from the game after 30 years.

Her hiring completes coach Gail Goestenkors’ staff.
Goestenkors was hired earlier this year to succeed Jody Conradt, who retired in
March.

“Months ago, I left the coaching profession to retire,
really and take my first break from the game of basketball,” DeMoss said
in a statement released by the university. “It was not an easy decision,
but one I truly needed to make.”

DeMoss said the time off allowed her to reassess what she
wanted to do. DeMoss said she had a number of job opportunities.

“Frankly, the situation at Texas
is the only job in basketball that would take me out of retirement,”
DeMoss said. “I am very comfortable with this decision to move forward and
to work for Gail and the university.”

DeMoss coached the past four seasons at Kentucky,
compiling a 71-56 record and making three postseason appearances. She was the
Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year in 2006. She also was an associate
head coach at TennesseeAuburn
from 1983-1985 and at Memphis StateFlorida
from 1979-1983. from 1985
to 2003, an assistant at
from 1977-79. She also was head coach at

Her appointment with the Longhorns is effective July 15.

– Associated Press



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