Haut Leaves TCU Women's Basketball Program
April 4, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas - After 12 successful years as an assistant coach Tonya Haut has decided to step away from coaching at TCU to join her husband in Ohio, who is currently an assistant coach at Kent State.
"Tonya has been a huge part of our women's basketball program here at TCU," said head coach Jeff Mittie. "She has been instrumental in our success and has been a part of all nine of our NCAA Tournament appearances. We wish her and Eric the best in their future endeavors."
Haut, the longest-tenured assistant on Head Coach Jeff Mittie's staff, has spent the last 12 years in Fort Worth. In her decade at TCU, the Frogs have posted an overall record of 260-126 (.674 winning percentage) and have advanced to postseason play in 11 of her 12 years after never previously reaching a national tournament. The Frogs, who have advanced to nine NCAA Tournaments during her watch, have also won three regular-season conference championships and a trio of league tournament titles.
“This is a day that Eric and I knew would come at some point and as happy as I am to be joining him in Ohio, I'm also saddened to be leaving my TCU family,” said Haut. “I would like to thank the TCU administration, all of the coaches and support staff I've met, and all of the players I've coached through the years for making it one of the best times of my life. I've been apart of recruiting and coaching some of the best players in the country, while also helping the Frogs win a lot of games. I leave knowing that the winning will continue. I especially would like to thank Coach Mittie and Shanna for giving me the opportunity 12 years ago and for being such a big part of my life over the years. I will miss the staff and players, but will be following them every step of the way. I will always bleed Purple!”
During her stay, Haut has guided some of the program’s elite players to all-conference honorees, including Emily Carter, Ashley Davis, TK LaFleur, Lorie Butler-Rayford, Adrianne Ross, Jill and Amy Sutton and Helena Sverrisdottir. Many of them have gone on to play professionally overseas, while Ross recently played in the WNBA with the San Antonio Silver Stars.
Prior to coming to TCU in September of 2000, Haut served as an assistant coach at Howard Junior College in Big Spring, Texas. Haut, a native of Waco, Texas, played two seasons at Cisco (Texas) Junior College from 1993 to 1995. She earned her bachelor's degree in health and human performance from Baylor University in 1999 and her master's in liberal arts from TCU in 2003.