Just over 24 hours after being officially introduced as the new Lady Vols’ head coach, Kellie Harper was already in the gym with her new team.
Harper and the Lady Vols’ basketball team hit the practice gym on Thursday for their first session together as a team. Harper was introduced as the head coach of Tennessee’s women’s basketball program on Wednesday during a press conference on campus, and she spent the next day getting to know her new team and running through a practice with them.
The newest head coach of the Lady Vols was hired this week after a 12-day search. Harper takes over after Holly Warlick spent the last seven years as head coach. Harper is only the third head coach of the Lady Vols in the NCAA era of women’s basketball, joining Warlick and the legendary Pat Summitt. Harper played point guard under Summitt in the 1990s, helping lead Tennessee to three-straight national titles in 1996, 1997, and 1998.
You can see the highlights of practice in the video below, featuring Harper running the team through rebounding, offensive ball movement, and more:
Oh, we got in the gym today!
The sights and sounds of Workout 1️⃣ under Coach Harper ? pic.twitter.com/5u9PYsiEcM
— Lady Vol Basketball (@LadyVol_Hoops) April 12, 2019