- Sep 9, 2015
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Virginia has fired women's basketball coach Tina Thompson after the Cavaliers wrapped up a 5-22 season with a first-round loss in the ACC tournament.
Tina Thompson out at Virginia after four seasons
Virginia has fired women's basketball coach Tina Thompson after the Cavaliers wrapped up a 5-22 season Wednesday with a first-round loss in the ACC tournament.
"Unfortunately, we have not experienced the kind of success this program has come to expect and deserve," Virginia athletic director Carla Williams said in a statement announcing Thompson's dismissal. "I am thankful for Coach Thompson's efforts and I wish her the very best."
Thompson, a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer as a player, was 30-63 in four seasons as Virginia coach, including a 15-37 record in ACC play. She had one year remaining on her contract.
Virginia's season ended with a 61-53 loss to Wake Forest in the ACC tournament.