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Head Coach Agugua-Hamilton introduced at UVA

Published: Mar. 24, 2022 at 5:29 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 24, 2022 at 5:30 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Thursday, March 24, marked the start of a new era for Virginia Women’s Basketball at the John Paul Jones Arena.

“Honestly, there’s no reason why we can’t win here,” Head Coach Amaka “Mox” Agugua-Hamilton said.

Coach Mox is originally from the commonwealth, and grew up watching the Cavaliers play.

“I understand what having Virginia on your chest means and the pride that goes with that,” the coach said.

She’s in charge of rebuilding UVA Women’s Basketball.

“It’s not just what you do on the court,” Agugua-Hamilton said. “It’s how you carry yourself as the character of our program. It’s how we impact our communities.”

Players say change will be good.

“We wanted energy, we wanted a culture,” guard Kaydan Lawson said. “We wanted somebody who was ready to build us. We wanted somebody who was ready to lead us in the right direction.”

“She came in and kind of set the grounds for the culture that she wanted to create, which I thought was very important since a big thing that we felt that we were lacking consistently was culture,” guard Carole Miller said.

Former coach, and Virginia legend, Debbie Ryan is also onboard.

“This program has such great, great potential. It’s amazing, and I and I don’t even think it’s going to take as long as we think, but I do think it’s a process,” Ryan said.

As far as the X’s and O’s, Coach Mox promises an exciting brand of basketball.

“It’s up tempo, we’re going to play fast, make or miss,” Agugua-Hamilton said. “We have organized transition break, but we like to get up and down, have a continuity offense that we flow into but it also run a lot of quick hits.”

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