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Rumors, coaching hires, firings, transfers in women’s basketball



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It’s that time of the year: movement in women’s basketball. With the end of the season approaching, there’s bound to be many changes with many programs from transfers, coaches getting fired, coaches in the mix for jobs, to new coaches being hired.

So, we will keep you all posted on all the latest rumors, sourced information, and more right here. We will constantly be updating this article with the most up-to-date information. Make sure to sign up for our Insider Access where you will get all the rumors, hearsay, and more before it goes public. Our The Ball Out Insider Access has so much more than what we report publicly.


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10:50 a.m. ET:

  • Massive update in our Insider regarding a huge potential opening happening in women’s basketball. Also, we are going to be launching The Ball Out Recruiting Insider that will have all the rumors, news, and insight on recruits all over the country before it becomes public. So, if you want to have the edge on recruiting, women’s basketball news and more, make sure to sign up above.


1:19 p.m. ET:

  • BIG update as things are really picking up in the women’s basketball world! Could a major scandal bring down an established head coach? What coach is planning on retiring? This and more in our latest Insider update, sign up for it above.


3:55 p.m. ET:

  • BIG update! What are certain Power-5 universities doing when it comes to assistant coaching hires? You would be shocked at one hire! And was there drama and tension on a certain staff this year that finished in the top-20?


11:21 a.m. ET:

  • HUGE UPDATE on USC in our Insider (Sign up above). Also, what’s going on at Texas and Mississippi State. And what Power-5 coach is already on the hot seat?


10:35 p.m. ET.

  • Insider update (Sign up above): A NAME that no one is talking about publicly is involved with USC. And a very interesting nugget regarding the Baylor search and what happened last Saturday. And what coach has an interest in the Atlanta Dream job?


1:27 p.m. ET.

  • SHOCKING update on USC in our Insider! (Sign up above).


9:06 PM ET

  • SIGNIFICANT UPDATES in our Insider (Sign up above): Baylor search and who was on campus. Are any players planning on leaving like Hannah Gusters? Recruiting intel after last week’s AAU weekend and what Power 5 school is looking for an assistant?


3:45 p.m. ET.

HUGE update on Kim Mulkey as well as an update on the top transfer in the portal right now: 6-foot-7 Freshman Kamilla Cardoso, who earlier this week decided to leave Syracuse. All in our Insider (Sign up for it above)!


1:40 p.m. ET.

  • Cal assistant April Phillips is leaving to join Arizona’s staff, sources tell The Ball Out. Things are really picking up with a lot of movement happening in our Insider (Sign up here)!


12:44 p.m. 

  • FAU has announced the hiring of Tennessee assistant Jennifer Sullivan as their next head coach. This was in our Insider yesterday (Sign up here) because there is A LOT going on!


(4:45 p.m. ET)

  • Breaking: Montana is hiring Oregon State Associate Head Coach Brian Holsinger as their next head coach, multiple sources tell The Ball Out. Want to know the latest rumors, coaching moves, who is on the hot seat, transfers, and everything else that’s happening in women’s basketball before everyone else? Join our Insider (Sign up here).


(8:23 p.m ET):

  • Monmouth is planning to hire Penn State assistant Ginny Boggess, sources tell The Ball Out. We are also hearing that Colgate head coach Bill Cleary is planning on resigning, sources tell The Ball Out. There’s A LOT more about what’s going on in the world of women’s basketball in our Insider (Sign up here).

(12 p.m. ET):

4/6/21 (2 p.m. ET):

  • Major development: Vandy has decided to fire head coach Stephanie White after saying she would be back one month ago. Also, Kennesaw State interim head coach Khadija Head will be interviewing for the position after head coach Agnus Beranato retired last week due to health reasons, multiple sources tell The Ball Out. More on all of this and who they are targeting in our Insider (Sign up here).


  • Rice head coach Tina Langley has turned down the Auburn job, multiple sources tell The Ball Out. More on this and who they are targeting in our Insider (Sign up here).

4/1/21 (3:26 p.m. ET)

3/30/21 (10:20 a.m. ET)

  • Washington: Sue Semrau has pulled her name out of consideration. More in our Insider (Sign up here).

3/29/21 (3:40 p.m. ET):

  • Auburn: Rumor has it that Rice head coach Tina Langley is in prime position to be the next head coach. Another interesting layout to this is that Langley’s first move would be to hire former Tigers great and current Eastern Kentucky head coach Samantha Williams as an associate head coach, multiple sources tell The Ball Out. More details on this and more in our Insider!

3/25/21 (1:35 p.m. ET):

  • Washington: Oregon assistant Mark Campbell interviewed for the Washington vacancy last week. However, the Huskies have informed him that he is no longer in the running, sources tell The Ball Out. Stanford Associate head coach Kate Paye interviewed for a second time with the Huskies. More in The Ball Out Insider.

3/18/21 (10:27 p.m. ET):

  • Strong rumor is that Florida State head coach Sue Semrau will not be returning to Florida State and that she will be taking the Washington vacancy, source tells The Ball Out!

3/18/21 (4:55 p.m. ET):

  • Auburn: The Tigers have looked into Cincinnati head coach Michelle Clark-Heard, sources tell The Ball Out.
  • Memphis update: SEMO head coach Rekha Patterson and Wright State head coach Katrina Merriweather are also in the mix, sources tell The Ball Out.

3/16/2021 (7:52 p.m. ET):

  • Oklahoma: Sherri Coale is retiring, multiple sources tell The Ball Out.

3/12/21 (1:11 p.m. ET):

  • Rumors: Jacksonville and Kennesaw State are two places that could be opening up.

3/11/21 (2:17 p.m. ET): 

  • Memphis: The names that are firmly in the mix for the Tigers opening are Tennessee assistant Jennifer Sullivan, Texas Associate head coach Johnnie Harris and Sam Houston State head coach Ravon Justice, sources tell The Ball Out.
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