Terri Williams-Flournoy out as Auburn women's basketball coach after 9 seasons

AUBURN, Ala. -- Terri Williams-Flournoy is out after nine years as Auburn's women's basketball coach after the team finished without a league win this season.

Athletic director Allen Greene announced the decision on Thursday, a day after the Tigers were knocked out of the first round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament by Florida.

Auburn went 5-19 and lost all 15 league games, finishing on a 17-game skid.

"This year was full of unexpected challenges," Greene said. "Coach Flo, her staff and our student-athletes should be commended for their attitude and effort in the face of disruption and adversity."

Williams-Flournoy went 140-138 overall and 48-96 mark in SEC play. She led Auburn to NCAA Tournament appearances in 2016, 2017 and 2019.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to have served Auburn University and the women's basketball program for the past nine seasons," Williams-Flournoy said in the school's news release. "It was a great honor and privilege and an experience I will cherish. I will forever be appreciative of our staff and student-athletes during our tenure and the way each represented Auburn with class and dignity."

Auburn said it would begin a national search for her replacement immediately.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.