Tartamella new St. John's women's basketball coach

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Joe Tartamella has been hired to be the women's basketball coach at St. John's on Friday.

Tartamella spent the past nine seasons at the school and was the associate head coach for the past three years. The Red Storm were 24-10 this past season, reaching the regional semifinals for the first time in school history.

He succeeds Kim Barnes Arico, who took the head coaching job at Michigan last week.

Tartamella graduated from James Madison in 2001.