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Lady Mavericks head coach signs contract extension through the 2022-23 season

Krista Gerlich, women’s head basketball coach, signed a contract extension Tuesday, keeping her on the sidelines through the 2022-23 season.

Gerlich led the Lady Mavericks to a successful 2018-19 season, with a 24-8 record, making it the second time the program recorded that many wins. The team won the regular season Sun Belt Conference Championship and earned the program’s first ever postseason win in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament first round.

When Gerlich and her coaching staff began in the 2013-14 season, the women’s basketball team hadn’t recorded a winning season for four consecutive years. She said a culture change was needed to revamp the team.