Fred Castro is the second assistant to leave since UW's historic run to the Final Four, joining the departed Adia Barnes.
The Washington women’s basketball team has lost another assistant coach after its historic run to the Final Four last month.
Fred Castro has been hired as the new coach at Eastern Michigan, his first head-coaching job, the school announced Thursday. The 36-year-old Castro will be formally introduced at a press conference in Ypsilanti, Mich., on Monday.
As UW’s offensive coordinator under Mike Neighbors the past three seasons, Castro had worked primarily with guards, helping junior Kelsey Plum blossom into the program’s first-ever WBCA All-American this year.
“I am thrilled and humbled to be named head coach of the Eastern Michigan women’s basketball program,” Castro said in a statement. “The leadership and vision Heater Lyke has for this program gives me great confidence that we can reach all of our goals in the future. This team has accomplished a great deal but I truly believe the best is yet to come. I am eager to get in the gym and start working with our players and doing the work necessary for us to be successful.”
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Castro is the second assistant coach to leave UW since the Final Four.
Adia Barnes left to take over as the head coach at her alma mater, Arizona, last month.