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Texas Women's Basketball Coach Gail Goestenkors To Resign, According To Report

Gail Goestenkors will resign as the Texas women's basketball coach, according to a report.

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After failing to get past the first round of the NCAA Tournament for the 4th consecutive year, Gail Goestenkors has resigned as the head coach of the Texas Women's basketball team, according to a report.

The Longhorns finished just 18-14 during the 2011-2012 season, including an 8-10 mark in Big 12 Conference play, but earned a ninth seed in the NCAA tournament. They fell again in the first round, this time to West Virginia, 68-55.

Goestenkors arrived in Austin with lofty expectations after guiding the Duke women's program to four NCAA Final Four appearances, and she was given a seven-year contract with an average value of $1.25 million.

Building a program in the competitive Big 12 proved more difficult for Goestenkors, and the Longhorns never finished better than tied for fourth in the conference under her watch.

The highlight of Goestenkors tenure was advancing to the second round of the 2008 NCAA tournament - her first year on the job. The Longhorns finished that season 22-13.

During her five seasons with Texas, Goestenkors finished with a record of 102-64 (.614).

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