Kellie Harper Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info Kellie Harper :

NameKellie Jolly Harper
NickNameKellie Harper
Date of BirthMay 3, 1977
Age (2024)47 Years
NationalityUnited States
HomeTownSparta, Tennessee
Height5ft 10in
ProfessionAmerican basketball coach
EducationWhite County High School
SpouseJon Harper (m. 1999)
Childrens Jackson and Kiley
Net Worth8-9 Million USD

Who is Kellie Harper ?

Kellie Jolly Harper, an esteemed figure in American basketball, has left an indelible mark both as a player and as a coach. Born on May 3, 1977, in Sparta, Tennessee, Harper’s journey in basketball began early, blossoming into a remarkable career that spans from her days as a standout point guard for the Tennessee Lady Volunteers to her tenure as head coach for various collegiate teams.

Kellie Harper
Kellie Harper

Harper’s roots in basketball trace back to her high school days at White County High School, where she garnered numerous accolades for her exceptional skills on the court. However, it was during her collegiate years that Harper truly made her mark, serving as one of the starting point guards for the Tennessee Lady Vols during their historic three consecutive NCAA women’s national championships from 1996 to 1998.

Transitioning from player to coach, Harper demonstrated her prowess in leadership and strategy. She embarked on a coaching journey that saw her helm the women’s basketball programs at Missouri State, NC State, Western Carolina, and most notably, the Tennessee Lady Vols. Throughout her coaching career, Harper’s teams consistently showcased competitive performances, earning postseason berths and garnering recognition for their achievements.

Facts about Kellie Harper :

  • Born Kellie Jean Jolly on May 3, 1977, in Sparta, Tennessee.
  • Graduated from White County High School where she was a star basketball player.
  • Played point guard for the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers.
  • Won three consecutive NCAA championships with Tennessee (1996-1998).
  • Named to the Final Four All-Tournament team in 1997.
  • Became the second winningest coach in Western Carolina history in 2008.
  • Hired as head coach at NC State in 2009.
Kellie Harper
Kellie Harper
  • Fired from NC State in 2013 after four seasons.
  • Became head coach at Missouri State in 2013.
  • Led Missouri State to five consecutive top-three finishes in the Missouri Valley Conference.
  • Coached Missouri State to the NCAA Tournament in 2016 and 2019.
  • Won Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year in 2019.
  • First Missouri State coach to win the MVC Coach of the Year award since 1994.
  • Led Missouri State to the Sweet Sixteen in the 2019 NCAA Tournament.
  • Won the Kay Yow Coach of the Year award in 2019.
  • Hired as head coach at Tennessee in 2019.
  • Led Tennessee to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances (2020-2024).
  • Won six NCAA tournament games with Tennessee.
  • Fired from Tennessee on April 1, 2024.
  • Married to Jon Harper, who has been on her coaching staff at multiple schools. They have two children, Jackson and Kiley.

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