New UTC women’s coach Katie Burrows answered questions at a news conference Friday. (Photo: UTC)

UTC alumna and former assistant coach Katie Burrows is taking over for Jim Foster, who recently announced his retirement, coaching the university’s women’s basketball team.

On Friday, Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Mark Wharton introduced Burrows, who has been the team’s assistant coach for eight years.

Burrows originally came to UTC in 2000 as a student-athlete, and she played an important role in getting the team to four straight Southern Conference titles.

Watch Friday’s news conference or see photos from the event below.