The UTA Maverick women's team has had a tough year, to say the least.
Now they must find a way to get their first home win of the season two days after learning their coach is home.
WIth the Maverick women at 4-18, including coach Samantha Morrow stepped down on Tuesday, effective immediately, upon learning the school would not be renewing her contract at season's end.
Morrow's final record at UTA was 50-52 in six years with one Southland Conference regular season Championship and trip to the NIT in 2009.
Prior to that, Morrow had coached four straight state champion teams at Mansfield Summit High (which was originally Mansfield HIgh at the start of her tenure there).
But it seems the Mavs under her just couldn't duplicate the success from Donna Capps' teams, who made the only two NCAA Tournament appearances in the program's history. The women haven't had a winning season since that 2009 title year and will need to go 6-1 over their remaining games to avoid a third straight year with less than 10 wins.
Morrow's last game as UTA coach came against an all too familiar nemesis. The Mavs lost 73-45 to UT San Antonio, who beat UTA numerous times in the Southland Tournament, including the 2009 title game.
Karen Blair, an assistant under Morrow since 2011, will serve as interim coach for the rest of the year, which starts tonight as the Mavs host Idaho. UTA is currently 0-9 at the College Park Center this year.