After leading the Charleston women’s basketball team to back-to-back postseasons, head coach Natasha Adair has accepted the head coaching position at Georgetown University.
Adair reenergized the women’s basketball program, going 35-31 in her two seasons with the Cougars.
She took over a team that went 7-23 in the year prior to her arrival, going 16-16 in her debut season and leading Charleston to the Women’s Basketball Invitational in 2012-2013.
In the Cougars’ first season in the Colonial Athletic Association, Adair’s squad went 19-15, posting the school’s second best single season victory mark. After finishing third in the regular season, the Cougars advanced to the semifinals of the CAA Tournament.
In their second straight trip to the WBI, Charleston advanced to the final four.
“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.”
Adair is no stranger to the Georgetown program after serving as an assistant coach for six seasons (1998-2004), before serving as an assistant at Wake Forest for eight seasons. She inherits a Hoyas squad that finished 11-21 in 2013-2014.
“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.”