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Karen Aston Named New Head Coach Of Texas Women's Basketball Team

The Texas Longhorns have named former North Texas coach Karen Aston as the new head coach of their women's basketball team. She was the only candidate considered for the job.

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The Texas Longhorns were in search of a new head coach for their women's basketball team following the resignation of Gail Goestenkors last month. It appears as though the search for the new head coach was short and sweet, as the Longhorns announced on Tuesday that they would be hiring former University of North Texas coach Karen Aston.

According to Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman, Aston was the only candidate considered by Texas athletic director Chris Plonsky and was the only prospective hire that was even brought to campus.

Aston had only been with North Texas for the 2011 season. Prior to that, she served as head coach for the Charlotte 49ers from 2007-2011, whom she led to the Atlantic 10 Tournament title and WNIT Final Four appearance in 2009. She has over 100 career wins in her five seasons as head coach.

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