WOMENS BASKETBALL

Kellie Harper named Tennessee womens basketball head coach

Kellie Harper is returning to Tennessee with hopes of rejuvenating one of the biggest brand names in women's college basketball, two decades after playing on three consecutive Lady Vols national championship teams.

Tennessee announced Tuesday it has hired Harper as coach. She will make $750,000 per year.

Harper, who just coached Missouri State to a surprise Sweet 16 appearance, was known as Kellie Jolly when she played for Tennessee from 1995-99. She helped the Lady Vols win national titles in 1996, 1997 and 1998.

She replaces Holly Warlick, who was fired March 27 after going 172-67 in seven seasons. Warlick was an assistant on Pat Summitt's Tennessee staff when Harper was playing for the Lady Vols.

Harper led Missouri State to a 25-10 record and a regional semifinal berth as a No. 11 seed this season. She owns a 118-79 record in six seasons at Missouri State.

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April 9, 2019

Women's Basketball
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  Brooks Williams named Louisiana-Monroe coach
  Kellie Harper named Tennessee womens basketball head coach
  Georgia Tech hires Nell Fortner
  Appalachian State extends womens coach Elderkin
  Baylor 82, Notre Dame 81
  Arizona wins WNIT, topping Northwestern 56-42
  Notre Dame 81, Connecticut 76
  Baylor 72, Oregon 67
  Penn State hires Kieger as women's basketball coach
  Notre Dame 84, Stanford 68
  Baylor 85, Iowa 53
  Oregon 88, Mississippi State 84
  Connecticut 80, Louisville 73
  Stanford 55, Missouri State 46
  Notre Dame 87, Texas A&M 80
  Baylor 93, South Carolina 68
  Iowa 79, NC State 61
  Oregon 63, South Dakota State 53
  Louisville 61, Oregon State 44
  Mississippi State 73, Arizona State 53
  Connecticut 69, UCLA 61
  Iowa State womens coach Fennelly signs extension
  Holly Warlick out at Tennessee
  Georgia Tech fires women's basketball coach MaChelle Joseph