Gerlich named Texas-Arlington women's coach

Gerlich named Texas-Arlington women's coach

Published Apr. 12, 2013 9:03 p.m. ET

Krista Gerlich has been hired as the new women's basketball coach at Texas-Arlington.

The school announced Gerlich's hiring Friday, and plans an introductory news conference Tuesday. She had a 168-53 record the past seven seasons at West Texas A&M.

Samantha Morrow stepped down from the Mavericks in February after being informed that her contract wouldn't' be renewed at the end of the season.

As a player under her maiden name Krista Kirkland, Gerlich was a shooting guard on Texas Tech's 1993 national championship team that featured Sheryl Swoopes. She then served as an assistant coach for three seasons under Hall of Fame coach Marsha Sharp at Tech before going to West Texas.