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Samantha Morrow
Samantha Morrow

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
6th Year

Education:
B.S., Texas Wesleyan University, 1981
M.Ed, Tarleton State University, 1987


02/12/2013

Morrow steps down as head women's basketball coach

Head coach had been at helm of program for six years.

02/09/2013

WBB: Mavs fall 73-45 to UTSA

Freshman Jordan Holub scored a career-high 13 points for the Mavericks.

02/07/2013

WBB: Mavs win 73-72 in overtime at Texas State

The Mavericks break a nine-game losing streak and pick up their second WAC win of the season.

02/02/2013

WBB: Mavs falter to LA Tech at CPC

UT Arlington moves to 1-9 in the WAC and 3-17 overall.

01/26/2013

WBB: Turnovers cost Mavs against Spartans

UTA turned the ball over 30 times in the game, including 18 in the first half.

Head women's basketball coach Samantha Morrow has been at the helm of the Mavericks since the 2007-08 season. In the 2009-10 season, Morrow guided the Mavs to their third Southland Conference Tournament appearance under her direction.

Under her guidance, Morrow has led several Mavericks to post season honors. Meghan Nelson had one of the best seasons of her career in 2009-10 which included recording her 1,000 career point, an invitation to a WNBA tryout, was a First Team All-SLC recipient, and led the conference with her 18.3 points per game at one point. Shalyn Martin earned Third Team All-SLC accolades and was named the Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Martin was the first UT Arlington player to earn the distinction. Tamara Simmons joined Nelson in the 1,000 point club becoming the 17th player in UTA women's basketball history to reach this milestone. The three-point sharp shooter also earned SLC Honorable Mention honors and finished fourth overall in the conference in three-point field goals made (60).

In the 2008-09 season, the Mavs finished with a 22-11 overall record, a Southland Conference title and the schools second appearance in the WNIT since the 1998-99 season. Morrow guided all five starters to All-SLC honors and all five finished the season averaging in double figures. In the conference, the Mavericks finished first in scoring offense, scoring margin, field-goal percentage, field-goal percent defense, rebounding offense, rebounding margin, and defensive rebounds. The Mavs finished the 2008-09 season with the programs third most wins in program history.

In her first season Morrow led the Lady Mavericks to an impressive 19-10 overall record and a 13-3 mark in the SLC. The Mavericks finished with a 9-2 record at Texas Hall and captured five of their last six games of the season. The Lady Mavericks finished first in six categories in the Southland Conference, including field goal percentage, field goal defense, three-point field goal percentage defense, rebounding margin, assists and defensive rebounds. Morrow led the Mavericks to their 19th Southland Conference appearance where they defeated McNeese State but fell in the second round to UTSA.

Morrow began her coaching career with UTA on May 17, 2008, as she was selected as the eighth head women's basketball coach in school history. Morrow came to UT Arlington after winning four consecutive Class 5A state championships at Mansfield High School from 1999 to 2002. She was named the 2002 National Federation of High Schools Coaches Association's National Coach of the Year and completed her high school coaching career with 413 wins in 14 seasons.

Morrow earned a scholarship to Ranger Junior College and later to Texas Wesleyan University where she earned a bachelor's degree in 1981. She completed her master's degree at Tarleton State University in 1987 while coaching at Stephenville High School.

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