George Washington Colonials hire Caroline McCombs as women's basketball coach

WASHINGTON -- Caroline McCombs was hired by George Washington as the Colonials' women's basketball coach Friday.

McCombs has been the coach for seven years at Stony Brook in New York. She led the Long Island school to the NCAA tournament this season after winning the America East Conference tourney.

She replaces former UConn star Jennifer Rizzotti, who was fired by GW last month after a 9-14 season and just one trip to the NCAAs in five years at the school.