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Georgetown Names James Howard as Women’s Basketball Coach

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The Hoyas stay internal, promoting their Associate Head Coach to Head Coach

Georgetown Introduce Patrick Ewing Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Georgetown has announced the hire of its new women’s basketball coach, promoting associate head coach James Howard to the top post.

Howard will be filling the role vacated by outgoing head coach Natasha Adair, who departed for the coaching job at Delaware.

He has spent the last two years on Coach Adair’s staff, also spending the previous four years at Bethune-Cookman. Overall, he has been on successful, improving teams, as the Hoyas have continued to improve in the past two seasons, posting a 17-13 record last season, while Bethune-Cookman had 10 or more wins in every season Howard was on staff.

Howard is a Washington, D.C., native and was also an assistant coach for Georgetown in the 1997-98 season.

"I'm excited to introduce James as the new head coach for our women's basketball program," Georgetown Athletic Director Lee Reed said in a press release. "He is an excellent coach with many years of experience and a familiarity with our student-athletes. I am confident he will continue to build upon our foundation as we strive to be one of the best teams in the BIG EAST Conference."

The team also announced Howard’s hire on social media.