After two successful seasons at the helm of the College of Charleston’s women’s basketball program, Natasha Adair has accepted the head coaching position at Georgetown University.
Highlighting her two years in the Lowcountry, Adair led the Cougars to back-to-back postseason bids for the first time in the program’s Division I history and now heads to Washington, D.C., with a 35-31career head coaching record.
“I want to personally thank our players, their families, Director of Athletics Joe Hull, President Benson, The College, our supporters and our Charleston community,” said Adair. “This has been an exciting two years that has left me full of memories I will cherish for the rest of my life. As I embark on a new journey, I encourage everyone to continue to support our young ladies as they continue their journey to greatness. This is a program with a bright future.”
After taking over a team that went 7-23 in 2011-12, Adair went 16-16 in her first year as a head coach, earning the Cougars a berth in the Women’s Basketball Invitational and breaking 20 school records along the way.
This past season (the Cougars’ first in the Colonial Athletic Association), Adair guided The College to a 19-15 overall record, including five wins over teams who participated in post-season play the year prior. Under Adair, the Cougars finished third in conference play and earned semifinal appearances in both the CAA Championships and the Women’s Basketball Invitational.
“Congratulations to Natasha,” said College of Charleston Director of Athletics Joe Hull. “She is going back home to the area where she grew up. She did a terrific job here at the College of Charleston and we will miss her. She is leaving us too soon. Our task now is to build on the strong momentum she established. We expect to have a championship-caliber program. The next step in that journey begins immediately as we work to select our new head coach.”
A press conference will be held in Washington D.C., on Tuesday at 2 p.m., at McDonough Arena.