Last week, Longwood University suspended coach Kristin Caruso for the second time this year. Today the school fired Caruso and issued the following press release:
Longwood University Director of Athletics Troy Austin has announced the removal of women’s basketball head coach Kristin Caruso. Austin said that veteran ninth-year men’s basketball assistant coach Bill Reinson will serve as Interim Head Coach for the remainder of this season, effective immediately. Caruso was in her fourth year at Longwood during 2010-11, and had registered a 34-60 record during her three-plus seasons with the program.
“It is in the best interest of the Longwood Women’s Basketball program that a change in leadership is made at this time,” said Austin. “I have a great deal of confidence in Bill Reinson to direct the team during this transition.”
Reinson has been an assistant with the men’s program at Longwood since September, 2002. Longwood (1-6) is plays Saturday, Dec. 11, hosting Wright State University at 2 p.m. ET.