Meet Kellie Jolly Harper. She is the new head coach at the North Carolina State University. Read Kellie Jolly Harper’s biography below and see video after the jump.
Kellie Jolly Harper is the new head coach of women’s basketball at North Carolina State University. Harper replaces the much missed Kay Yow. Check out what the school’s athletic director, Lee Fowler, had to say about Harper:
“This marks a beginning of an exciting new era for Wolfpack women’s basketball. Our beloved Kay Yow built a program with rich tradition, and I believe that Kellie Harper is the person to build on that legacy and move our program into the future.”
Learn more about Kellie Jolly Harper below and see pictures of the coach here.
As a biography Kellie Jolly Harper, maiden name Kellie Jean Jolly, is a Tennessee native who is 32 years of age. During her high school years Kellie was elected the Most Athletic and was also awarded the Daughter’s of the American Revolution’s Good Citizen Award. She graduated third in her class and was a member of the Beta Club.
After high school Jolly Harper attended the University of Tennessee where she played basketball as a starting point guard.
After graduation Kellie worked as an assistant coach at Chattanooga before moving on to the Lady Catamounts at Western Carolina University. During her years she managed to bring the Lady Catamounts to two NCAA tournaments. In 2007 Jolly Harper was awarded SoCon Coach of the Year. She holds a 97-65 record.
Kellie Jolly Harper is currently the head coach at North Carolina State University and has been married to her husband Jon Harper since May 15, 1999.
More photos and a video of Kellie Jolly Harper are below.