Texas Longhorns women’s basketball associate head coach Johnnie Harris had a solid year helping lead first-year head coach Vic Schaefer to NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight round.
So good, in fact, the Auburn Tigers have officially acquired her services to lead the women’s team next season, 247Sports report. From 247Sports: “Considered an outstanding recruiter and a key part of Mississippi State’s success with Schaefer as head coach, Harris was the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association 2018 national assistant coach of the year. Harris helped Schaefer lead Mississippi State to a 221-62 record and five NCAA Tournament berths, including two NCAA Championship Game appearances. The Bulldogs won the program’s first Southeastern Conference regular-season championship and SEC Tournament Championship when she was on that coaching staff.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: With Beard, the Texas swagger is back
Dallas Morning News: Comfort Suites, McDonald’s and Monday nights: Chris Beard’s ready to bring titles to Texas after unorthodox hiring
Inside Texas: Inside Scoop: Physicality beginning to show in practice; Elite leans; that other sport
Inside Texas: Spring football notes
Inside Texas: Chris Beard’s staff: The latest
Inside Texas: Texas Homer and Inside Texas break down the spring roster
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Burnt Orange Nation: 4-star Texas PF David Joplin requests release from NLI
247Sports: The Stampede: Position-by-position look at the 2022 class
247Sports: Morning Brew: Darion Dunn may end up being huge pickup for Texas
247Sports: Ish Harris set to see Texas this summer
247Sports: Rueben Owens discusses busy offseason, visit plans once dead period is lifted
Inside Texas: Recruiting Matters: Bold predictions and declarations
Inside Texas: Humidor: Team notes, 2023 recruiting QB, more hoops
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: Why I’m taking Baylor over Gonzaga in the national title
Viva the Matadors: Texas Tech can stay in the national picture
Viva the Matadors: Texas Tech didn’t lose its best coach this week
Frogs O’ War: Monday Morning Manager: 9 is fine as Frogs keep winning
Crimson and Cream Machine: Reports: OU to hire Porter Moser as its next head coach
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Stanford win NCAA national championship after outlasting Arizona
SB Nation: Frank Vogel says Anthony Davis is still ‘a ways away’ from returning
NEWS ACORSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Texas baseball is officially among D1 Baseball’s top four teams nationally.
- Texas volleyball will be the No. 4 seed heading into the Women’s NCAA D1 Volleyball Championship. That means the Longhorns will also be receiving a first round bye.
- Texas women’s basketball’s Celeste Taylor has entered the transfer portal, despite a strong run in the recent NCAA Tournament during head coach Vic Schaefer’s first year.