Mark Trakh retires after 2nd run as USC women’s hoops coach

<p>LOS ANGELES &mdash; Mark Trakh is retiring as Southern California women’s basketball coach after four years at the helm in his second stint with the school.</p>
<p>Trakh turns 66 next month. His overall record of 155-114 is second in program history behind Linda Sharp.</p>
<p>“I can’t imagine a more optimal time for all of us to embrace a fresh start,” he said Wednesday in a statement.</p>
<p>USC finished 11-12 overall and eighth in the Pac-12 with an 8-10 mark this season. Four games were canceled due to COVID-19 issues.</p>
<p>Trakh had a 65-50 record in his second stint with USC. His first tenure from 2005-09 produced a 90-64 mark, including two NCAA Tournament appearances, before he resigned for personal reasons.</p>
<p>He had other head coaching stints at Pepperdine and New Mexico.</p>
<p>USC athletic director Mike Bohn said a national search for a new coach would begin immediately.</p>
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