Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/9/14
Mike Petersen was hired Monday as the women's basketball coach at North Texas after eight successful seasons at Wake Forest. Petersen's introduction came two weeks after Mean Green coach Karen Aston left to become head coach at Texas and two days before his 54th birthday. ''I'm convinced that this is a place where you can build a great program,'' Petersen said of North Texas. This is Petersen's second head coaching job in the area. He was coach at TCU, about 40 miles away, from 1996-99. He was 42-41 there and the Lady Frogs had their first winning season in 17 years his last year before he went to Minnesota as associate men's head coach and then to Wake Forest. In 19 seasons as a women's head coach at Gonzaga (1985-89), New Mexico State (1992-96), TCU (1996-99) and Wake Forest, his record is 313-250. Wake Forest was 20-14 last season, only the second 20-win season in school history. That included a first-round WNIT victory, the Demon Deacons' third postseason appearance in four...
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