ASU Women’s Basketball HC hopes to build ‘national power’ in Tempe

New Sun Devil WBB head coach, Natasha Adair (Courtesy: ASU)

New Arizona State Women’s Hoops head coach, Natasha Adair, is bringing her versatile coaching background to the desert.

Her lofty goals match the hopes of Sun Devils across Arizona.

“From the moment I stepped onto campus, I knew this was the place for me to build and grow our women’s basketball program to a national power,” Adair said. “We truly have it all. I am committed to leading with character and passion, ensuring our student-athletes win on and off the court, graduate, and serve – the ‘Sun Devil Way’! ASU has a tradition of success, and me and my staff will work tirelessly to win.”


The 2021 Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year is filling the shoes of the winningest coach in ASU women’s basketball history, Charli Turner Thorne, who held the position for 25 years.

“We wanted a coach who could build off a long-tenured culture of success with respect for the past while also establishing their own unique identity to drive the program forward,” Sun Devil Athletic Director Ray Anderson said. “We’re excited to have found that person in Natasha and look forward to the next era of Sun Devil women’s basketball.”

With stints at Georgetown, Wake Forest, College of Charleston, and the University of Delaware – she plans on continuing that high standard right away.

“For nearly three decades, I’ve had the honor and privilege to coach and develop women student-athletes and am grateful for the opportunity to continue to do so here at ASU and in the Pac-12,” Adair said.

After five seasons in Delaware, where she stacked up 95 wins with just 58 losses, Adair is ready for the next step of her career:

ASU, I’m ready! Team, fans, and alumni let’s go!”