You might not believe this, but the year did not start off well for UConn women’s basketball. About two weeks into the start of the college basketball season, coach Geno Auriemma was convinced that his team wasn’t going to be very good given how poorly it was approaching practice. The idea that UConn would struggle-at least relative to recent years-was not so far-fetched.
Tracey Braden was hired Tuesday as the Sewanee women's basketball coach. Braden replaced Tom Campbell, who spent three years as the Tigers coach. Sewanee posted a 9-16 record this past season. Braden spent the past 10 seasons as head coach of NCAA Division III Westminster College. "Coach Braden is a highly talented and successful basketball coach," Sewanee athletics director Mark Webb said. "Moreover, she is a proven recruiter and has a strong commitment to the Division III philosophy." Braden, the all-time winningest coach at Westminster, led the Blue Jays to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular-season championship in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016. Westminster also won the
Cameron Newbauer auditioned for the Florida women's basketball job long before athletic director Scott Stricklin called. Newbauer was coaching Belmont in the NCAA Tournament last year when Stricklin noticed him from afar. Mississippi State's AD at the time, Stricklin was so intrigued with the job Newbauer and the 13th-seeded Bruins were doing against No. 4 seed Michigan State in Starkville, Mississippi, that he wanted to hear what Newbauer had to say after the game.