Sheryl Swoopes, one of the top players is women's basketball history, is the new coach at Loyola of Chicago.
The school announced the hiring Friday.
A standout at Texas Tech in the early 1990s and the first three-time MVP in the WNBA, Swoopes will try to boost a struggling program.
The Ramblers only finished higher than fifth in the Horizon League once under former coach Eric Simpson, who resigned after leading them to a 57-66 record in four seasons. They went 17-15 this past season and reached the Horizon championship game.
Swoopes says she is ''honored and humbled'' and calls Loyola ''a special place.''
A three-time Olympic gold medalist and four-time WNBA champion, Swoopes stopped playing in 2011, and spent the past season as a TV analyst for Texas Tech women's games. In 2005, she announced she is gay.