Rhyne Howard

Kentucky Fires Kyra Elzy as Women’s Coach, Just 2 Years After Winning First SEC Crown Since 1982

Elzy, a former Tennessee player, had served several stints totaling eight years as a Kentucky assistant under Matthew Mitchell, most recently from 2016-20 as associate head coach. Mitchell’s sudden retirement just before the 2020-21 season thrust her into the interim coaching role, with that tag removed that December following an impressive start to the season.