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July 14, 2021

Matthew Mitchell talks retirement, UK Women’s Basketball and more on KSR

Drew Franklin 3:01pm July 14, 2021 7/14/21 Comments Disabled

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The undisputed KSR Guest Host of the Year was back in his favorite chair today as Wednesday’s fill-in for the vacationing Matt Jones. Joined by his once-a-year radio sidekick Ryan Lemond, former UK Women’s Basketball head coach Matthew Mitchell carried the show for the full two hours with updates on his life since retirement and…

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July 13, 2021

Matthew Mitchell to host Wednesday’s KSR show

Drew Franklin 7:30pm July 13, 2021 7/13/21

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It has been a long time since we’ve heard from the now former head coach of UK’s Women’s Basketball, Matthew Mitchell. Coach Mitchell stepped away from the game last summer after brain surgery gave him a new outlook on life and family, and he left the program in great shape for his assistant coach and…

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May 2, 2021

Matthew Mitchell explains decision to step down as head coach of Kentucky WBB

Zack Geoghegan 1:00pm May 2, 2021 5/2/21

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Nearly half a year later, Matthew Mitchell’s resignation still doesn’t seem real. The all-time winningest head coach for Kentucky Women’s Basketball, there are plenty of folks–myself included–who don’t know the program without Mitchell leading the charge. 13 seasons, a 281-125 (.692) record, nine NCAA Tournament appearances that included three trips to the Elite Eight, two…

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Former Kentucky WBB head coach Matthew Mitchell pens Thank You letter to Big Blue Nation

Zack Geoghegan 11:00am May 2, 2021 5/2/21

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Good luck making it through this with a pair of dry eyes… Early Sunday morning, the Herald-Leader ran a full-page ad from the former head coach of Kentucky Women’s Basketball, Matthew Mitchell. In it, he pens a lengthy Thank You letter to an endless list of names and the entirety of the Big Blue Nation. After…

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March 24, 2021

Late-season issues for Kentucky WBB were symptoms of year-long problems

Zack Geoghegan 7:30pm March 24, 2021 3/24/21

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Just a few weeks into the 2020-21 regular season, everything was clicking for Kentucky Women’s Basketball. The ladies were riding a 6-0 start with a hellacious upcoming schedule staring them down. Kyra Elzy was stripped of the interim tag following the unexpected retirement of the program’s all-time wins leader, Matthew Mitchell, and was gifted the title…

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November 22, 2020

ESPN expects big things out of Rhyne Howard despite late coaching change

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm November 22, 2020 11/22/20

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No matter who the head coach is, Rhyne Howard is clearly one of the best players in the country. The Kentucky Women’s Basketball junior guard has been named to every preseason award watch list that you can think of, including the Naismith Preseason Player of the Year and SEC Preseason Player of the Year, while also…

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November 13, 2020

Mitch Barnhart says Matthew Mitchell informed him of retirement decision on Wednesday

Zack Geoghegan 11:30am November 13, 2020 11/13/20

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At the start of the week, Matthew Mitchell was gearing up for a potentially historic season. Just a few days later, he shockingly passed the torch. Mitchell’s decision to retire from coaching and step away from the Kentucky Women’s Basketball Team was announced to the public late Thursday night. The 13-year head coach of the Wildcats…

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November 12, 2020

Matthew Mitchell announces surprise retirement from coaching

Drew Franklin 10:30pm November 12, 2020 11/12/20

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Matthew Mitchell stepped down from his job as the head coach of Kentucky’s Women’s Basketball. The news is a shock to Big Blue Nation as the 49-year-old Mitchell announced his retirement only weeks before his 11th-ranked Wildcats tip off a potentially special season. Mitchell gave this statement Thursday night: “After much conversation with my family…

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Following Matthew Mitchell’s shocking retirement, what’s next for Kentucky WBB?

Zack Geoghegan 9:30pm November 12, 2020 11/12/20 Comments Disabled

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I am just as shocked as you all are. The decision made by Matthew Mitchell to retire from coaching, thus stepping down as the head coach of the Kentucky Women’s Basketball Team, came out of nowhere. With just 13 days left until the college basketball season officially tips off, an 8:00 p.m. announcement on a Thursday…

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November 3, 2020

To prove they can reach the program’s first Final Four, Kentucky WBB must beat South Carolina

Zack Geoghegan 7:30pm November 3, 2020 11/3/20

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After decades of domination by Pat Summitt and Tennessee, the SEC’s newest juggernaut is led by another Hall of Fame Basketball coach. And just as Kentucky struggled to beat those Volunteer teams throughout all those years, they now struggle to do the same against Dawn Staley and the South Carolina Gamecocks. Kentucky head coach Matthew…

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