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FSU Women's Basketball Coach Sue Semrau Retires

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Florida State Women’s Basketball Coach Sue Semrau has announced her retirement after 24 years in charge.

Semrau, known in Tallahassee as “Coach Sue,” led the Seminoles for 24 seasons and has more wins than any coach in program history. She’s also won ACC Coach of the Year four times. During her tenure, the team had fourteen 20-win seasons. She led the team to 16 NCAA Tournaments, including appearances in each of the last nine seasons. The program had only been to the tournament three times before her tenure.

In the 2020-2021 season, Semrau took a leave of absence to help take care of her mother, who was battling cancer. The team was led by assistant coach Brooke Wyckoff. Last year, Semrau returned for her twenty-fourth and final season. The Seminoles finished the season 17-14 after losing to Missouri State in the NCAA Tournament.

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Brett Rutherford is a reporter and news researcher at WFSU Pubic Media. From Riverview, Florida, he has earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Florida State University. During his time at Florida State, he was a reporter within the sports department at WVFS, the student-run on-campus radio station. In 2020, he served as Sports Director during his senior year and hosted the weekly talk show Tomahawk Talk.

Email Brett: brutherford2@fsu.edu