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Rutgers hires Coquese Washington as head coach of women’s basketball

Rutgers announced the hiring of Coquese Washington as the new women’s basketball head coach on Monday night. She has 22 years of coaching experience and led Penn State to three consecutive Big Ten titles during her 12 year stint in State College.

“We are excited to welcome Coquese and her family to Rutgers,” said Athletic Director Pat Hobbs. “It is important that the next leader of our women’s basketball program be someone with a proven track record of winning, exemplary leadership and great character. Coquese is the perfect fit on all those criteria. She is someone who is hard-working, passionate and dedicated to building a championship program and that commitment extends equally to the success our student-athletes will have off the court.