La Tech Fires Their Women's Basketball Coach

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Louisiana Tech has fired Chris Long as head coach of the women's basketball team.

Long's firing Monday comes in his fourth season as head coach.
The Lady Techsters have a 12-11 record this season and have failed
the earn a postseason berth for the past two years after making 25
straight trips to the NCAA tournament.

Louisiana Tech picked Teresa Weatherspoon to serve as interim
head coach for the rest of the season. Weatherspoon was the team's
associate head coach. The former Lady Techster played in the WNBA
and was a member of the U.S. Olympic team that won a gold medal in
1988.

Long compiled a 71-44 record as head coach.


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