Jay Jacobs went out and found a proven winner to be Nell Fortner's successor as head women's basketball coach at Auburn. Terri Williams-Flournoy was hired on Monday and brings a winning resume with to the Plains. For the past eight years, Williams-Flournoy has been leading the Georgetown Hoyas during their most successful era ever.
Williams-Flournoy had assistant coaching stops at Georgetown, Georgia, and Southwest Missouri State before landing the head job with the Hoyas in 2004. In her tenure, Georgetown has gone to three consecutive NCAA tournaments, reaching as far as the second round. During her time at Georgia, Williams-Flournoy was the recruiting coordinator under legend Andy Landers. Her old recruiting ties will no doubt be useful as she moves back to the Southeastern Conference.
Williams-Flournoy will inherit an Auburn team that had struggled during the last couple of seasons under fan favorite Nell Fortner. She also inherits what will be an experienced team. The Tigers will lose three seniors from this year's class, leaving nine returning players.
Williams-Flournoy is the first female African-American head coach in school history. She and her husband, Eric, have two children, Maya and Eric Jr.