TCU Coach Stepping Down


TCU head women's basketball coach Raegan Pebley | Image by TCU Athletics

TCU is making a coaching change as the school announced that head women’s basketball coach Raegan Pebley would step down following the current season.

The Horned Frogs have two games remaining and are 7-20 on the season, including a 1-15 record in Big 12 play.

According to ESPN, Pebley released a statement through the school expressing the need for change in the program.

“TCU has my heart,” the statement read.

“This school, this city and most of all the people have been so special to my family and I. I believe in the potential of our women’s basketball program and [athletic director] Jeremiah Donati’s leadership,” Pebley continued.

“Today I met with Jeremiah and shared with him that I think it is time for a change. While this is hard, the new landscape of college athletics and recruiting make this the right time for this announcement so TCU can make a hire this program and these women deserve.”

Pebley took over the program in 2014 and spent nine seasons at TCU after stints at Fresno State and Utah State.

While in Fort Worth, Pebley led the team to four Women’s NIT appearances and three 20-win seasons.

The Horned Frogs were also on track to make the 2019-20 NCAA tournament before it was canceled and have not had a winning season since.

TCU hired Pebley after one year as head coach at Fresno State, where she led the Bulldogs to a Mountain West Conference tournament championship and an NCAA tournament berth.

Before joining Fresno State, Pebley spent nine seasons coaching Utah State, leading the Aggies to three winning seasons, including a 21-10 record during her final season with the program.

She also played 30 games in the WNBA for the Utah Starzz and the Cleveland Rockers in the late 1990s.

Pebley will coach her final two games for TCU against Texas Tech on Wednesday and against Kansas on Saturday.

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Anna W.
Anna W.
12 days ago

The DeSoto basketball coach is a great coach. Plus she doesn’t baby her players, she also coached in Denton. You want too win, she’s your lady!