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Georgetown’s Tasha Butts has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Georgetown Hoyas women’s basketball head coach Tasha Butts has passed away. She was 41.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. However, prior to her death, she was battling breast cancer.

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“I am heartbroken for Tasha’s family, friends, players, teammates and colleagues,” Georgetown athletic director Lee Reed said. “When I met Tasha, I knew she was a winner on the court, and an incredible person whose drive, passion and determination was second to none. She exhibited these qualities both as a leader and in her fight against breast cancer. This is a difficult time for the entire Georgetown community, and we will come together to honor her memory.”

Butts never coached a game with the Hoyas. She stepped away from coaching last month.

She had a two-year battle with breast cancer. Georgetown hired her as their head coach this past April.

Assistant coach Darnell Haney is expected to continue to serve as the interim head coach. He was named the interim coach when Butts stepped away from the program.

Haney is in his first season with the Hoyas initially as their associate head coach. He was previously the Jacksonville University head coach.

“Tasha’s passing is a devastating loss. She was extraordinary,” Georgetown president John J. DeGioia said. “Tasha was a person of character, determination, vision, and kindness. She will be deeply missed by our community and by so many people around the country who have been inspired by her life.”

Before being named the Georgetown women’s basketball coach, she served as an assistant coach at Duquesne Dukes, the UCLA Bruins, LSU Tigers, and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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