Posted 4/2/24

The University of Tennessee has fired Kellie Harper as the Lady Vols coach after five seasons.

Athletic director Danny White announced that Harper would not return, saying he told Harper that her alma mater was making a change after a “thorough review” of the women’s basketball program.

Harper finishes her Lady Vols coaching tenure with a 108-52 record, including 53-24 in Southeastern Conference play.

She had become one of only two coaches to take four different programs to the NCAA Tournament.

But that’s not the standard at Tennessee, a standard which she helped with winning three straight national titles as a player under the late Pat Summitt.

The Lady Vols remain the only program to make every NCAA Tournament.

White said he talked with the Lady Vols and plans an aggressive search for the next leader of a program with eight national championships.