California women's basketball coach Joanne Boyle denies a report that she will take over the University of Virginia's program.

"I am not the Virginia head coach," Boyle said in a statement.

The story was reported by the Twitter site wbballhoopscoop and was relayed by Ladyswish, a blog that covers women's basketball in Virginia.

Boyle, who was a Duke assistant and Richmond head coach before going to Berkeley, took the Bears to the NCAA tournament in her first four seasons. The best of those was 2009, when they reached the Sweet 16 and were as high as No. 3 in the polls.

In 2010, Cal won the Women's National Invitation Tournament. This year, the Bears lost in the WNIT second round to end an 18-16 season. Boyle is 137-64 in six seasons at Cal.

With the Spiders, Boyle directed UR to three consecutive 20-plus-win seasons, including a 23-8 record and the program's first NCAA berth in 14 years in 2004-05.

Virginia is replacing Hall of Fame coach Debbie Ryan, who guided the Cavaliers for 34 seasons.