Georgetown women's coach Natasha Adair taking Delaware job

NEWARK, Del. -- Georgetown's Natasha Adair is heading to Delaware to become its women's basketball coach, just the fourth in the program's 46-year history.

Delaware announced the hiring Sunday. Longtime Delaware coach Tina Martin retired last month after leading the Blue Hens for 21 years. She had 408 wins.

Adair will be introduced by the school on Monday at 11:30 a.m. ET.

"It became clear very quickly during this search that Natasha was the right person to lead this program," athletic director Chrissi Rawak said in a statement. "She brings a competitive spirit to all she does and is committed to helping young women grow on the court, in the classroom and in the community; embracing and supporting the complete student-athlete experience."

Adair, 44, took over at Georgetown in 2014 and turned a four-win team into one that had 17 wins last season and made the women's NIT for two straight seasons. She finishes with a 37-54 record as the Hoyas' coach.

"I would like to thank Natasha for her contributions to Georgetown Athletics and to the entire Hoya community. Over the past three seasons, Natasha has helped stabilize our program and led us to two WNIT berths. We wish her and her family our very best," Georgetown athletic director Lee Reed said in a statement.

"We now begin the search to identify a new leader for our program. We will seek out someone who will embrace the high standards of academic and competitive excellence that defines Georgetown University. I have full confidence that, with all we have to offer here on the Hilltop, we will find a coach that will continue our momentum and achieve our goal of being one of the best programs in the Big East Conference," he said.

Before coaching the Hoyas, the Silver Spring, Maryland, native coached the College of Charleston for two seasons (in 2012-13 and 2013-14), finishing 35-31 and leading the team to the Women's Basketball Invitational both years.

"Chrissi is relentless in her efforts to surpass all expectations for excellence here at the University of Delaware. Under her leadership, and with the unwavering support of president [Dennis] Assanis, the decision to become a Blue Hen was not only an easy one but also the right one for my family and me," Adair said in a statement. "Their passion and commitment to comprehensive excellence for the student-athletes, along with the entire university community, is what compelled me to make this exciting decision."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.