As of May 17, 2015
Tennessee coach Holly Warlick is a three-time USA gold medalist as an athlete, including the 1980 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament and 1979 World
Championship, and was named to her first USA Basketball coaching staff on April 15, 2015.
“It’s just a tremendous honor to be a player and represent our country and now to be asked to coach with USA Basketball,” said Warlick, a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team. “I feel like it’s an opportunity to give back to the players and to USA Basketball for the opportunities I had, and also it’s a chance for me to learn and grow as well. I’ve always dreamed of doing this, and I am extremely excited to be part of the coaching staff for our World University Games Team.
“Both coach McKeown and coach Warren are very successful coaches and proven winners. They have different styles and philosophies, and I have a
tremendous amount of respect for each of them. I’ve watched their teams, how they run their programs and how they handle their players. I look forward to learning and sharing ideas as we work together, and I know they will represent our country with a great amount of respect and will be as passionate about this as I am.”
Longtime Tennessee assistant and associate head coach, Warlick took the helm of Tennessee in 2012-13, and the program didn’t miss a beat. She guided the Lady Vols to a 27-8 record, the Southeastern Conference regular season title and the NCAA Elite Eight. For her efforts, Warlick earned the 2013 WBCA Maggie Dixon Rookie Coach of the Year and SEC Coach of the Year awards.
In her second season the Lady Vols posted a 29-6 record, captured the SEC Tournament crown and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16.
Most recently Tennessee tied for the 2014-15 SEC regular season title, returned to the NCAA Elite Eight and finished the season with a 30-6 record.