Harper comments after two assistants leave Lady Vols staff

Lady Vols Basketball / Credit: UT Athletics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – University of Tennessee head women’s basketball coach Kellie Harper offered her comments about changes on Thursday to the Lady Vol staff.

Long-time Harper assistant coach Jennifer Sullivan, who has spent the past two seasons on Rocky Top, was announced as head coach at Florida Atlantic University, while fellow second-year UT assistant Lacey Goldwire departed to pursue other opportunities.

“I am so excited for Jennifer to get this much-deserved opportunity to become a head coach,” Harper said. “She has worked so very hard and is prepared to lead her own program. It has been wonderful to work alongside her for several years, and I can’t wait to see the impact she is going to have on the FAU program, both on the court and off.

“We also express our thanks to Lacey as she concludes her time with our program. I appreciate her contributions here as an assistant and recruiting coordinator the past two seasons and wish her the very best as she makes the next step in her career.”

-UT Athletics