Marlene Stollings has been named the new coach of Texas Tech women’s basketball, the team announced on Monday.
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Stollings was the coach at Minnesota the last four seasons. She led the Golden Gophers to second round of the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament last month and an overall record of 67-47 in her run with the team.
“Texas Tech has a storied tradition of success and I am eager to return this program to national prominence,” Stolling said in a statement. “We will play a fun, up-tempo style of basketball that student-athletes will enjoy and the fans will find exciting to watch. This is a thrilling day for me and my family, and I cannot wait to coach and recruit ‘Fearless Champions’.”
Stollings will take over the coaching duties from Shimmy Gray-Miller, who was named the team’s interim coach after Candi Whitaker was relieved of her coaching duties on Jan. 1.
Texas Tech women’s basketball is coming off a last place finish in the Big 12 during the 2017-18 season. The Lady Raiders posted just 1 win in conference play (1-17) and had an overall record of 7-23.
An introductory press conference for Stollings is set to be held on Wednesday at 4 p.m. CT in the City Bank Room at the United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas. The event will be open to the public, with doors opening at 3:15 p.m. CT.