Beth Burns

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Beth Burns was the head women's basketball coach at San Diego State for 1989 to 1997 and from 2005 until her sudden and unexpected retirement in April 2013. She compiled a 295-186 record, and is the winningest coach in San Diego State school history. She guided San Diego State to seven NCAA tournaments, and was a six time Western Athletic Conference coach of the year.


From 1997 to 2002, she served as the head women's basketball coach at Ohio State. Her 2000 squad won the WNIT championship, and her teams went 81-65 during her tenure. She has served as an assistant coach at Ohio State, East Carolina, Colorado, and Stanford. She played college basketball at Ohio Wesleyan.

In the 2009 NCAA Women's Tournament, San Diego State was a 10 seed and advanced to the second round. During the 2009-10 season Burns led San Diego State to a 22-10 overall records and a 10-6 record in the Mountain West Conference (MWC), as well as the MWC Tournament Title. That season the team was an 11 seed in the NCAA Women's Tournament with an opening round match-up versus the sixth-seeded Texas Lady Longhorns, with San Diego State winning 74-63.

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