Tennessee mourns passing of Tasha Butts

Tasha Butts, former Tennessee basketball player and Georgetown women’s basketball head coach, passed away after a battle with cancer.

Butts was 41. Georgetown announced her passing on Monday.

“Our program is heartbroken to lose a member of our Lady Vol sisterhood much, much too soon,” Tennessee head coach Kellie Harper said. “Tasha was the type of person who connected with people everywhere she went. She had such a positive impact not only on our Tennessee family but on women’s basketball as a whole. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of her family and friends during this extremely difficult time.”

Butts, who was named Georgetown’s head coach in April, played at Tennessee from 2000-04 for head coach Pat Summitt. She appeared in 141 career games for the Lady Vols.

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire