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Natasha Adair

Natasha Adair will undertake her third USA Basketball coaching assignment as an assistant coach for the 2019 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Cup Team.

Previously, Adair was as an assistant for the 2018 USA Women's U18 National Team, which she helped lead to a 6-0 record and a gold medal at the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, and she served as a court coach during the 2017 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Cup Team Trials.

Adair recently completed her second season as head coach at the University of Delaware (2017-18 to present), where she has compiled a 35-28 (.556) overall record.

In 2018-19, the Blue Hens finished 16-15 overall and 11-7 in the Colonial Athletic Association. On Feb. 1, Adair celebrated her 100th career win over William and Mary.

In her first year in 2017-18, she she guided her squad to a 19-13 record and a WNIT appearance, which was the most wins and first postseason appearance for the program since 2013-14.

2017-18 was her sixth season overall as a collegiate head coach. She also spent 14 seasons (1994-2012) as an assistant coach at Georgetown and Wake Forest University.

Prior to Delaware, she spent three seasons (2014-15 to 2016-17) as the head coach at Georgetown University and two seasons (2012-13 and 2013-14) at the helm of the women’s basketball team at the College of Charleston.

As the Georgetown University head coach (2014-15 to 2016-17), she led the Hoyas to a 17-13 record in 2016-17 and a second consecutive WNIT appearance. Adair guided the Hoyas to the nation's third-best turnaround in the country in 2015-16 as Georgetown recorded a 16-14 overall record and 9-9 record in Big East Conference play, earning a postseason bid for the first time since 2011-12.

Prior to the Hilltop, Adair was at the helm of the College of Charleston for two seasons (2012-13 to 2013-14), where she helped the Cougars to 16 wins in her first season and a 19-15 record in her second. The 19 wins in 2013-14 were the third-most in the school's Division I era, while the Cougars also finished in third place in Colonial Athletic Association. After earning consecutive berths to the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI), Adair became the first coach in program history to lead teams to back-to-back postseason tournaments.

Adair, who played collegiately at Pensacola Junior College before spending two seasons at the University of South Florida in 1992-93 to 1993-94, previously spent 13 seasons in the assistant coaching ranks, with seven years (2004-05 to 2011-12) at Wake Forest University and six seasons (1998-99 to 2003-04) at Georgetown University. The Silver Spring, Maryland, native served as the recruiting coordinator and post coach for the Deacons, and was a member of the winningest women's basketball staff in Wake Forest history, coaching a senior class that posted 72 wins from 2009-12.

In her first stint at Georgetown, Adair's primary responsibility was coaching post players, and she was instrumental in the development of All-American, WNBA All-Star and three-time WNBA champion Rebekkah Brunson, who was selected with the 10th overall pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft by the Sacramento Monarchs. Overall, her coaching career has seen her develop and mentor 12 players who went on to play at the professional level.      

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