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UNT hires Wake's Mike Petersen

Updated: April 16, 2012, 6:42 PM ET
Associated Press

DENTON, Texas -- Mike Petersen was hired Monday as the women's basketball coach at North Texas after eight successful seasons at Wake Forest.

Petersen's introduction came two weeks after Mean Green coach Karen Aston left to become head coach at Texas and two days before his 54th birthday.

"I'm convinced that this is a place where you can build a great program," Petersen said of North Texas.

This is Petersen's second head coaching job in the area. He was coach at TCU, about 40 ...

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