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Georgetown women’s hoops coach Tasha Butts steps away to focus on breast cancer battle

Associated PressSep 22, 2023, 11:09 AM2 Minute Read

WASHINGTON — Georgetown women’s basketball coach Tasha Butts is taking time away from the team to focus on her health in her ongoing battle against breast cancer, the school announced Thursday night.

Associate head coach Darnell Haney will take over in her absence.

Butts was diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer in 2021. The diagnosis inspired the Tasha Tough campaign which has brought awareness and raised money to bring quality care to women who can’t afford it through the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Tasha Butts, 41, was hired as Georgetown’s head coach in April.Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics

“Since her hiring in April, Tasha has proven to be a coach full of passion and drive,” said Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Lee Reed. “As she battles this terrible disease, she continues to be an inspiration to our student-athletes,…

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