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A UK Hoops Assistant is also Leaving the Program

Hartford Courant

Hartford Courant

Hartford Courant

Not long after UK confirmed early this afternoon that freshman phenom Batouly Camara was leaving the program, assistant coach Tamika Williams-Jeter has also decided to depart.  Her vacant job is posted on UK’s website.  UK confirmed to Jen Smith that the former UConn standout resigned from her post.

For those keeping track at home, since last fall six players and two assistant coaches have left Matthew Mitchell’s program.  Williams-Jeter joins Adenine Amadou, whose contract was not renewed after the season.

When the pieces began to fall apart before the 2015-16 season, I didn’t worry.  A little attrition is normal, especially in women’s athletics.  Now it’s just absurd.

Hopefully Makayla Epps isn’t hung out to dry for her final season.  With Evelyn Akhator, Maci Morris and Alexis Jennings, there are solid contributors, but they need more help to make a significant run.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

8 Comments for A UK Hoops Assistant is also Leaving the Program

  1. Bluebros
    7:12 pm April 25, 2016 Permalink

    Ok… This is just insane. Can’t anyone figure out what is going on?

  2. canecat
    7:32 pm April 25, 2016 Permalink

    What I find strange is no one is leaking anything? No one is saying why they are leaving? Usually with this many defections, someone would leak something…but not word? Anyone else find this odd? Not any rumors as to why people are leaving. I bet Oscar knows. 🙂

  3. UKCatAttack
    8:27 pm April 25, 2016 Permalink

    Matthew Mitchell must be a hard person to get along with. He seems fun and friendly off the court but I’ve long believed he is probably overly tough on the court. He probably needs to lighten up. It’s just women’s basketball after all.

  4. wildcatfan76
    9:36 pm April 25, 2016 Permalink

    Maybe the players got sick of slipping and sliding from all that grease dripping from that pathetic comb over coach does. Or maybe its the idiotic dancing he does every year…you know…it was kinda funny but it gets a little more stupid/creepy every year. Then again maybe they don’t like playing for a coach who obviously thinks he has some type of musical talent which we all know is comparable to a pack of dogs barking at cat that just walked through the front yard. I dunno maybe coach is just a drama queen…I think he would be wonderful on GLEE.

    • ukbradstith
      11:40 pm April 25, 2016 Permalink

      I bet you are a blast at parties.

    • WeareBBN
      12:56 am April 26, 2016 Permalink

      like he/she gets invited to parties…..NOT

  5. onsides
    9:45 pm April 25, 2016 Permalink

    This cannot be true. All the UK websites I read speak glowingly about Mitchell and his funny dances…………

  6. WeareBBN
    9:53 pm April 25, 2016 Permalink

    It is a shame this is happening, the program seemed to be headed for a Final 4, thought maybe this year it would happen but next year looked great before today. Someone please find the truth, An assistant leaving is not because of the hard work the coach makes the players put in, plus how would MM have gotten those recruits last year, and this year, as the players surely would have told them to stay away. Wish we knew something, love the way this team plays and the job MM and all the young ladies have done.