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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Kevin McGuff is the new women's basketball coach at Ohio State, three weeks after signing a contract extension with the University of Washington.
Ohio State announced the hiring Tuesday.
The 43-year-old McGuff, who spent nine years as the head coach at Xavier before winning 41 games the last two seasons with the Huskies, follows Jim Foster, who was fired last month after the Buckeyes failed to win 20 games or make the NCAA tournament for the first time in his 11-year tenure.
After seasons of 20-14 in 2011-12 and 21-12 last year, McGuff signed a contract extension with the Huskies through the 2019-20 season.
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Three weeks after signing a long-term contract extension at the University of Washington, Kevin McGuff came home to become the new women's basketball coach at Ohio State.
Ohio State, which announced the hiring Tuesday, didn't disclose terms of McGuff's contract. Washington said his buyout would be $1.75 million.
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