Eastern Michigan hires Castro as women's basketball coach

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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.