Coach Tina Slinker's Contract To Not Be Renewed
DENTON, Texas (3/11/08) ? The University of North Texas has announced it will not be renewing the contract of women's basketball coach Tina Slinker following the 2007-08 season.
Slinker is the program’s winningest coach, notching a 241-287 record in 19 seasons at the helm. She coached 17 all-conference athletes, including at least one in each of the last 10 seasons, and guided the Mean Green to its first back-to-back postseason appearances in the 2001 and 2002 Women’s National Invitational Tournaments.
“Coach Slinker has been a class act since day one and had many positive accomplishments during her tenure,” said North Texas Director of Athletics Rick Villarreal. “The
The 27-year coaching veteran has the second-most career wins among all current coaches in the Sun Belt Conference. Slinker guided the Mean Green to four division championships and six winning seasons over her career. Under Slinker,
She was responsible for the development of some of the best athletes in
Her 21 wins in 2001-02 set the school record for victories in a season, but the Mean Green was 23-38 in the last two years.
The search for a new basketball coach will begin immediately.