North Texas coach could take over women's basketball program


Texas may have found its successor.

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey confirmed with the Austin America-Statesman that North Texas head coach Karen Aston will take over the Texas program from Gail Goestenkors who resigned after Texas’ first round bow out of the NCAA tournament.

Aston served as an assistant coach under Mulkey and is said to have texted her the news.

“This has to be her dream job,” Mulkey told the paper.

Aston is considered an extremely able recruiter, and proved herself as one while working under Jody Conradt fom 1998-2006. She went 15-16 (7-9 Sun Belt) with the North Texas Mean Green this past season.

A Daily Texan source from within the UT athletic department said there has yet to be a decision made. The UT Board of Regents will meet Monday to officially discuss the future of the position.