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A&M-Commerce women's basketball coach Burton leaving for UNT

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Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Jason Burton, the winningest coach in program history, will be the new head coach at North Texas.

Longtime Texas A&M University-Commerce women's basketball coach Jason Burton has accepted a new position with the University of North Texas. Burton will become head coach of the UNT women’s team.

Burton coached the Lions for nine seasons and guided A&M-Commerce to 171 career victories. That’s the most in program history. The Lions qualified for the NCAA national tournament four times under Burton. His Lions teams produced five All-Americans, three Lone Star Conference players of the year, one South Central Region Player of the Year, three all-region players, and 25 all-conference players.

Most recently, A&M-Commerce completed its first season in NCAA Division I with a 10-8 record in the Southland Conference. The Lions advanced to the conference semifinals in the Southland tournament.

Burton replaces Jalie Micthell, who coached North Texas for eight seasons. Mitchell led the Mean Green to a couple of postseason appearances and finished with a 111-127 overall record at North Texas. UNT is moving from Conference USA into the American Athletic Conference next season.

A statement from A&M-Commerce says the university will have no public comments on the search for a new women’s basketball head coach until a hire is announced.