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NCAA BASKETBALL: Pitt fires coach Berenato

by The Associated Press on April 02, 2013 10:40 AM

PITTSBURGH — Agnus Berenato was fired as the women’s basketball coach at Pittsburgh.

Athletic Director Steve Pederson announced the move Monday night, a little less than a month after the Panthers failed to win a game in their final season in the Big East Conference. The university will play in the ACC next season.

Berenato had three years remaining on her contract. Pederson says a national search will begin immediately for a new coach.

The Gloucester, N.J. native was hired by Pittsburgh on May 1, 2003. She compiled a 161-149 overall record, with her best seasons coming in 2007-09, when the team made three straight appearances in the NCAA tournament, reaching the Sweet 16 in the last two seasons.

Pittsburgh posted a 9-21 record this season, including a 0-16 mark in the Big East regular season.

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