Katie Abrahamson-Henderson is Georgiaโ€™s next womenโ€™s basketball head coach, with the Director of Athletics Josh Brooks announcing the news on Saturday.

The former Georgia player has been the head coach at UCF for 17 seasons, lifting the school to a 372-157 record. Abrahamson-Henderson finished the 2021 season with an American Athletic Conference championship, leading the Knights to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

โ€œThis is a dream come true. I am thrilled to return to Georgia as the head coach at one of the premier womenโ€™s basketball programs in the country,โ€ Abrahamson-Henderson said in a statement.

Replacing Joni Talyor, who accepted the head coaching job at Texas A&M, Abrahamson-Henderson is the third head coach in Georgia history.

โ€œWe are thrilled to welcome Katie, Michael and their daughters Savannah and Brooklyn to Athens,โ€ Brooks said. โ€œThroughout this process, one name kept coming up, and that was Coach โ€˜ABE.โ€™ Her resume and history of success at every level is impressive. Our goal was to find a proven coach who has had sustained success both in competing for conference titles and in the NCAA tournament. Katie is the entire package, and I canโ€™t wait to see what her teams are able to accomplish here at the University of Georgia.โ€