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Tasha Butts, Georgetown women’s basketball coach, dead at 41 after breast cancer battle

Georgetown women’s basketball head coach Tasha Butts died Monday at the age of 41 after battling with breast cancer for the past two years. 

“I am heartbroken for Tasha’s family, friends, players, teammates and colleagues,” athletic director Lee Reed said. “When I met Tasha, I knew she was a winner on the court, and an incredible person whose drive, passion and determination was second to none. She exhibited these qualities both as a leader and in her fight against breast cancer. This is a difficult time for the entire Georgetown community, and we will come together to honor her memory.” 

Butts was diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer in 2021, leading to her stepping away from the Hoyas’ women’s basketball program to focus on her health last month. 

“Tash was a person of character, determination, vision and kindness,” Georgetown president John J. DeGioia added. “She will be deeply missed by our community and by so many people around the country who have been inspired by her life.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Scott Thompson is a sports writer for Fox News Digital.

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