Eastern Michigan hires Castro as women's basketball coach

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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