North Texas hires Karen Aston

Updated: April 12, 2011, 1:22 AM ET
Associated Press

DENTON, Texas -- Karen Aston was named the new women's basketball coach at North Texas on Monday night, less than a week after unexpectedly resigning the same spot at Charlotte following a school-record 27 victories.

Aston, a North Texas assistant from 1996-98, said when she resigned from Charlotte last Wednesday that she wanted to be closer to her family in Arkansas.

She replaces Shanice Stephens, who was fired after going 25-67 over three seasons with a 13-39 record in the Sun Belt ...

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