UCF hires Katie Abrahamson-Henderson as new coach

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Katie Abrahamson-Henderson is leaving the University at Albany to become the women's basketball coach at Central Florida.

Abrahamson-Henderson guided the Great Danes to five straight America East tournament titles and three times was the conference's coach of the year. In six years at Albany, she was 146-47 overall and 83-13 in league play.

Albany was a No. 12 seed in the NCAA tournament and defeated fifth-seeded Florida for the school's first victory in the NCAAs. The Great Danes were eliminated by Syracuse.

UCF plays in the American Athletic Conference and went 7-23 this season, including 4-14 in the conference.