Thursday, March 31, 2011

Georgetown's Williams-Flournoy rumored to be next Virginia coach

Terri Williams-Flournoy
We can't say for sure and we're saying that up front as speculation on the Internet is not something we like to dabble in. But a good source has told LadySwish that the Virginia job has been narrowed to two candidates: Nikki Caldwell (UCLA) and Terri Williams-Flournoy (Georgetown).

And another reliable source, who nailed the news of Debbie Ryan's resignation and the hiring of Dennis Wolff at Virginia Tech well before either was announced, tells us Williams-Flournoy has the job. Williams-Flournoy led the Hoyas to a program-best 24-11 mark, and Georgetown had UConn on the ropes in the Sweet 16 before the Huskies prevailed. After the game, Williams-Flournoy sounded as though she had no intention of looking elsewhere.

"I'm very happy where I am right now," she said. "I'm really proud of my young ladies and what we've done at Georgetown. Our president has been right here behind us the whole tournament. There's no reason why I should go anywhere."

Williams-Flournoy took over Georgetown on Aug. 27, 2004, becoming just the sixth women's basketball head coach in school history. Additionally, she signed an extension last June through 2014-2015.

You have to figure money is why Dawn Staley is not in the running for a job that years ago seemed to have only her name on it. According to The State: Staley has two years remaining on a five-year contract with South Carolina that pays $650,000 annually, reportedly the second-highest in the SEC behind Tennessee’s Pat Summitt. Virginia would have needed to pay USC $630,000 to buyout Staley’s contract, which includes money still owed Temple to buy out her contract there when she came to USC in 2008.

Stayed tuned, but we think it would be a kick to have Boo's little sis in Charlottesville.


  1. Nah, I do not find Terri Williams-Flournoy appealing! Get me Nikki Caldwell!!


  2. nikki caldwell is the answer. Terri williams-flournoy is a good coach but if UVA fires her that will hurt the mens and womens programs. Boo being her brother and all

  3. hiring boo williams sister is so dangerous for both mens and womens programs..

    just hire nikki caldwell. come on craig/jon, get on this...