Hanebutt named head coach at TWU
By For the Times Record News
May 4, 2005DENTON, Texas - Former Bowie High School and Texas Tech standout Rene Hanebutt has been named head basketball coach at Texas Woman's University, director of athletics Chalese Connors has announced.
has such great enthusiasm and energy," Connors said.
has translated those experiences and her
passion for the game into her
is familiar with our conference and with Texas high schools.She's
a great fit for us and I am eager for her
to get started.There's a lot of work to be done." Hanebutt
inherits a squad that finished 10-16 overall and 3-11 in the Lone Star Conference last year.She is the seventh head coach at TWU since it joined Division II in 1983-84.
The Pioneers have not had a winning record since 1989-90.
"I am excited about the opportunity to lead this program.TWU
is a wonderful university that is committed to educating the youth of today.I am proud to now be affiliated with this university," Hanebutt
has all the intangibles to have a great women's basketball program.We will recruit quality student-athletes who will excel in the classroom as well as on the basketball court."
The Bowie native joins the Pioneers after coaching stints at Tarleton State and Decatur High School
was an assistant basketball coach with the TexAnns
from 2001-02 before leading Decatur to two district championships in three seasons.Hanebutt
earned District 7-3A Coach of the Year accolades in 2003 and 2005. Hanebutt
had a stellar playing career at Bowie and Texas Tech.
After leading Bowie High School
to the 1995 3A state championship as a senior and being named the Class 3A and USA Today Texas High School Player of the Year
joined Marsha Sharp's program at Tech. Hanebutt
was a four-year starter for the Lady Raiders and is Tech's all-time leader in three-pointers made with 282.She
was part of a Lady Raiders team that won three conference championships including the Southwest Conference title in 1996 and the Big 12 Conference regular season and tournament crowns in 1998 and 1999.Hanebutt
earned all-Big 12 second team honors as a senior and third-team recognition as a sophomore and junior.Additionally, she
was named to the all-conference academic first team throughout her
was inducted into the Texas Basketball Hall of Fame
in November of 2001.She also had her high school basketball jersey retired and is a member of the all-time Texas Tech Lady Raider team.