Thursday, March 14, 2013

Radford fires Ngongba

Radford head coach Tajama Abraham Ngongba has been fired after five seasons, the school announced Thursday evening.

"I would like to thank Coach Ngongba for her efforts the past five seasons in leading the Radford women's basketball program," Highlanders director of athletics Robert Lineburg said in a release. "At this time, however, I feel it is in the best interest of the program to seek new leadership."

With a roster featuring six seniors, four of whom were starters, Ngongba guided the Highlanders to a 16-14 record in 2012-13 and a second straight appearance in the Big South Tournament semifinals before losing to Longwood. Her overall record in five seasons was 62-85.

A former star at Kecoughtan High in Hampton, Ngongba went on to become George Washington's all-time leading scorer before spending a year in the WNBA. She began her coaching career as a graduate assistant at George Washington and spent time on the staffs at Richmond and VCU before returning to GW as an assistant for four years. Ngongba began her stint as Radford's head coach in 2008.

1 comment:

  1. I think Radford made the right decision here. The handling of the very troubled Da'nar Erwin-Spencer was unacceptable. From what I understand, the AD was very critical of Ngongba's "general body of work", whatever that means, it doesn't sound good