Butts worked as an assistant coach for several conferences for almost 20 years until being hired by Georgetown in April of last year, according to The Athletic.
Butts spent eight seasons as an assistant coach and associate head coach at Georgia Tech, three seasons at UCLA, one year at Duquesne, and eight seasons at LSU, according to The Athletic.
The WNBA honored Butts on X, formerly known as Twitter, with the following post: "We are saddened to learn of Tasha Butts' passing." A cherished part of the basketball community, Tasha was selected by the Minnesota Lynx with the 20th overall pick in 2004 following an illustrious career at Tennessee. She was then carrying on her legacy as a well-known college coach. Tasha's family and loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
It is reported that Butts leaves behind her brother, parents, and a nephew.