Washington's Talia Walton (3) is comforted by assistant coach Fred Castro following a national semifinal game against Syracuse, at the women's Final Four in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Indianapolis. Syracuse won 80-59.
AJ Mast
May 05, 2016

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Fred Castro is taking over Eastern Michigan women's basketball program after three seasons as an assistant coach at Washington.

The school announced the hiring Thursday. The 36-year-old Castro replaces Tory Verdi, who left to coach Massachusetts. The Eagles were 22-12 last season.

Castro also has coached at Oklahoma, Rogers State, Mercer, Albany and Tulsa and was an advance scout for the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx and Atlanta Dream.

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