Georgetown women’s basketball Head Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy was named Head Coach at Auburn University Monday afternoon, filling the spot left by Nell Fortner, who resigned at the end of the season.

“Over the course of the past eight seasons, Terri has elevated Georgetown women’s basketball to unprecedented heights,” Director of Athletics Lee Reed wrote in a statement. “She did a remarkable job during her tenure, and she will definitely be missed on the Hilltop.”

Williams-Flournoy resurrected a struggling program, guiding the Hoyas to a 93-41 record in her eight years at Georgetown. She also led the team to three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, including the 2011 Sweet 16. This past season, the Hoyas spent the entire year in the national rankings, finished fourth in the Big East and reached the second round of the national tournament before falling to Georgia Tech.

A four-year player at Penn State, Williams-Flournoy had successful assistant coaching stints at Georgetown, Southwest Missouri State and Georgia before taking the head job at Georgetown. Her success on the Hilltop earned her national recognition when she was selected as an assistant coach for the United States team that participated at the 2011 World University Games.

“Coach Williams-Flournoy has achieved success at every level of her basketball career as a player, assistant and head coach,” Auburn Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs said. “She has an understanding of what it takes to be successful in the Southeastern Conference and brings a tremendous desire to win championships at Auburn.”

There is no word yet on who might replace Williams-Flournoy at Georgetown, but Reed indicated that the search will begin as soon as possible.

“Finding a new leader for our program is a top priority,” Reed wrote. “We are looking for someone who will embrace the high standards of academic and competitive excellence that defines Georgetown athletics and Georgetown University.”

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