TCU hires Mark Campbell as women’s basketball head coach

Mark Campbell is introduced as TCU women’s basketball’s next head coach on Thursday March 23, 2023. (Photo courtesy of

By Brendan Healy

Athletic Director Jeremiah Donati announced on Tuesday that TCU is hiring former Sacramento State head coach Mark Campbell to succeed Raegan Pebley as head coach for the women’s basketball team.

Campbell has a fairly young yet decorated career in women’s college basketball. For two years, he headed the Sacramento State women’s team, where he led them this past season to their first-ever NCAA tournament appearance and 25 wins, the most in program history. He also led them to both regular season and tournament conference titles.

Before Sacramento State, Campbell was an assistant at Oregon, where he was responsible for some of the nation’s top recruiting classes. Most impressively, Campbell recruited No. 1 overall WNBA draft pick, Sabrina Ionescu.

“Mark [Campbell] played an important part of my development and the player I became,’ Ionescu said, commenting on the hiring. “The Horned Frogs as lucky to have him as their leader.”

Campbell himself says he couldn’t be more excited to help the Frogs.

“I’m very excited to be a TCU Horned Frog,” Campbell said. “It’s an honor to serve as its women’s basketball head coach. TCU is a special place with unbelievable people. With its facilities, location and support, everything is in place for us to be successful and continue the momentum you see across the board from all of TCU’s sports programs. I’m committed to providing the best student-athlete experience, building a championship culture and leading a women’s basketball program that makes TCU proud. I would like to thank Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jeremiah Donati, Deputy Athletics Director Mike Sinquefield and Senior Associate Athletics Director Kim Johnson for this amazing opportunity. My family and I cannot wait to make TCU and Fort Worth our home.”

With such an impressive resume, a penchant for winning and excellent recruiting knowledge, the future of TCU women’s basketball seems to be in excellent hands.