James Howard promoted to head coach at Georgetown

Women's Basketball vs Seton Hall James Howard. (Georgetown Sports Information)
Women's Basketball vs Seton Hall James Howard. (Georgetown Sports Information) /

The search for a head coach at Georgetown is complete, and the hire came from within.

On Wednesday, Georgetown named James Howard as head coach of the women’s basketball program. Howard replaces Natasha Adair after the latter took a head coaching assignment at Delaware; Howard served under Adair as an associate head coach for the last two seasons. He is the 10th head coach in school history, and the Georgetown assignment marks his second head coaching stint.

In a statement published by the school, Lee Reed, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, touted Howard’s familiarity with the team and his vast involvement in the coaching ranks.

“He is an excellent coach with many years of experience and a familiarity with our student-athletes. I am confident he will continue to build upon our foundation as we strive to be one of the best teams in the BIG EAST Conference,” Reed said.

Howard was previously head coach at Wesley College, a Division Three school in Delaware. From 1991-1997, he compiled a 75-69 record at the school. More recently, he was an associate head coach for Bethune-Cookman and Howard University.

Theoretically, Howard’s transition to head coach should occur with little turbulence. He takes over a program that returns their top two scorers from last year: Dorothy Adamako and Dionna White. White averaged 15.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.3 steals per game as a sophomore, helping her earn All-Big East Second Team honors. Adamako received an honorable mention for a season stat line that included 14.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.