Rizzotti out as Head Women’s Basketball Coach at George Washington

George Washington Athletics announced today that Jennifer Rizzotti will not return as head coach of the women’s basketball team.

“I’d like to thank Jen for her relentless drive and commitment to continue the winning tradition of our storied women’s basketball program,” said Athletics Director Tanya Vogel. “We are particularly proud of her team’s efforts this year through their Bigger Than Basketball initiative to bring awareness to multiple social justice and humanitarian efforts. We wish Jen, Sully and their family nothing but the best in their next chapter. I would also like to thank Ganiyat Adeduntan and Kevin DeMille for being extraordinary leaders in our department’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work.”

Rizzotti was hired on April 15, 2016 as the 10th head coach in program history. In five years with GW, she compiled a 72-74 record, including a WNIT and NCAA Tournament appearance in her first two years at the university.

GW Women’s Basketball has won 16 Atlantic 10 Regular Season Championships, seven Tournament Titles and participated in 18 NCAA Tournaments, including three trips to the Sweet Sixteen and one appearance in the Elite Eight. 18 former student-athletes, one head coach and the 1996-97 Elite Eight Team are enshrined in GW Athletics Hall of Fame. 

A national search for the next GW Women’s Basketball Head Coach will commence immediately. 


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