Head coach of the women’s basketball team, Matthew Mitchell, announced today that he is retiring from coaching, thus resigning as head coach. Kentucky AD, Mitch Barnhart announced that effective immediately assistant head coach Kyra Elzy is the interim head coach. Matthew Mitchell will retire with a 333-162 record, and a 303-133 mark at Kentucky. Mitchell said that after talking to his family and AD, Barnhart, he decided to retire from coaching as he feels like he cannot give the job the time it requires, Mitchell had an eventful offseason with an injury and major surgery, and his surgery and recovery process has been life altering for him and his family. He believes that Kyra has been doing an amazing job leading the program the past few months; he has confidence in her that she will lead the Kentucky women’s basketball program into future success.
We will know more as time progresses. All I can say that the Kentucky women’s basketball program won’t be the same without Matthew Mitchell, but I know that Kyra Elzy will be an awesome interim head coach for the 2020-2021 season and the seasons ahead.