UC Santa Barbara hires new women’s hoops coach

UC Santa Barbara has hired Rutgers assistant Carlene Mitchell as

its new head women’s basketball coach.

Mitchell replaces Lindsay Gottlieb, who was hired last month by

Cal. Mitchell spent the past 10 seasons at Rutgers, the last three

as associate head coach.

UC Santa Barbara athletic director Mark W. Massari calls

Mitchell a tremendous choice to represent the university on and off

the court.

Mitchell, a first-time head coach, takes over a program that has

won 14 Big West regular-season titles in the past 16 years.