Belmont will announce Louisville assistant Cameron Newbauer as its next women’s basketball coach at a press conference on Monday, a source close to the program confirmed.
Newbauer replaces Brittney Ezell, who resigned two weeks ago after three seasons to take the same job at East Tennessee State.
Newbauer spent the last year under Jeff Walz at Louisville, which lost to Connecticut in the national championship game. Before joining the Cardinals, he served as an assistant for the men’s and women’s basketball programs at Georgia for nine years. In two stints with the men’s program, he worked as a graduate manager and as the director of operations under Dennis Felton.
He spent five years under Hall of Fame women’s coach Andy Landers, helping the Bulldogs to five NCAA Tournaments and two Sweet 16s. Newbauer has also served as director of operations stops at Siena College (N.Y.).
A native of Fort Wayne, Ind., he played one season of basketball at Madonna College (Mich.). He then transferred to IUPU-Fort Wayne, where he graduated in 2001.
Newbauer takes over a Belmont program that improved each season under Ezell. The Bruins won 11 games in 2011, 12 the next and went 18-14 last year with a trip to the Women’s Basketball Invitational. Belmont loses its top two scorers but returns two starters and adds Kennesaw State transfer Taylor Mills.