Brett Tahah steps down as OCU women’s basketball coach

OCU Athletics
Rich Tortorelli

OKLAHOMA CITY – Brett Tahah recently resigned from her position as the Oklahoma City University head women’s basketball coach.

Tahah led the Stars to a 21-14 record over the previous two seasons. Tahah accepted the head girls basketball coach job at Marlow High School (Okla.).

Tahah took over as the OCU coach on April 8, 2020 and in doing so became the first former OCU player to lead the women’s basketball program. Tahah guided the Stars to the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals this past season. OCU had five all-SAC selections, and Abby Selzer became an honorable-mention NAIA all-American while finishing No. 5 on the program’s career scoring list over the past two seasons.

The Stars achieved in the classroom, too, as Selzer took CoSIDA academic all-American acclaim, seven OCU student-athletes earned NAIA and SAC scholar-athlete awards and 11 grabbed academic all-SAC honors the last two years.

“I want to thank former athletic director Jim Abbott, athletic director Corey Bray, associate athletic directors Kelly Perry, Greg Kersgieter and Chris Maxon, and Oklahoma City University for this incredible opportunity,” said Tahah. “I have been very blessed to coach a wonderful group of young ladies during my time as a Star. I will be taking with me unforgettable memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. I wish OCU the very best.”

OCU will conduct a national search to identify its next head women’s basketball coach.

Oklahoma City has won nine women’s basketball national championships (1988, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017) and finished national runner-up four times (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2019).

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