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UGA hires former player as new women's basketball coach

Just three days after Joni Taylor left to fill the coaching vacancy at Texas A&M, the University of Georgia has hired a new women’s basketball coach. The university announced over the weekend that the University of Central Florida’s Katie Abrahamson-Henderson will take over the program, as just the third head coach in the team’s history. She has also coached at Albany and Missouri State.

Abrahamson-Henderson played two seasons for the Lady Bulldogs in the 1980’s, reaching the Sweet Sixteen both years under coach Andy Landers. She now reunites with UGA with 17 years of head coaching experience. She led UCF to a 90-41 record in 6 seasons, the best being this past year with a record of 26-4 that marks the most wins in a season in the school’s history.

UGA will officially welcome the new coach on Tuesday, with a 3:30 event at Stegeman Coliseum.