Former Lady Vol Kyra Elzy has accepted a position as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Tennessee under new head coach Holly Warlick. Today Elzy announced her resignation as the associate head coach for the Kentucky women's basketball team to accept the new postion with the Vols.
Elzy, a native of LaGrange, Ky., came to Kentucky in 2008 and spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the Wildcats before being promoted to associate head coach by Mitchell in 2010. She served as the recruiting coordinator and also helped coach the guard position.
"I appreciate all of the time and effort Coach Elzy has put into the Kentucky program over the last four years,” Mitchell said. “She means a lot to me personally and I truly thank her for everything she has done to help build Kentucky to one of the best programs in the country. She indicated to me that it was her dream to return to her alma mater and coach one day and I respect that decision because I’m living my dream right now coaching at Kentucky. We wish Coach Elzy the best. ”
Prior to Kentucky, Elzy spent four seasons at Kansas. She also spent two years at Western Kentucky and was an administrative assistant at Virginia Tech for the 2001-02 season.
As a student-athlete at Tennessee, Elzy played under Hall of Famer Pat Summitt where she was a member of two national championship teams (1997 and 1998) and a national runner-up squad (2000). She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in cultural studies in education with an emphasis in sports psychology from Tennessee.
Source: University of Kentucky Athletics Communications Press Release.