Holly Warlick Head Coach
At the helm of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers, Holly Warlick has built a very impressive résumé in her young head coaching career. Her worksheet contains accomplishments few coaches have achieved in their entire careers, much less as first-time head coaches.
Those successes have confirmed that Warlick was the right choice to take the reins at Tennessee and that she and her staff have the chops to run a championship program. A disciple of the legendary Pat Summitt, Warlick has maintained the core values of her former coach, co-worker and friend while at the same time employing her own personality, style and competitive energy to coach today's players.
Sharrona Reaves Assistant Coach
Sharrona Reaves joined the Lady Vol basketball staff on April 19, 2016, when Holly Warlick hired her as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.
Reaves, a native of Murfreesboro, Tenn., spent the past three seasons at West Virginia University, serving as an assistant coach and as head coach Mike Carey's recruiting coordinator. While there she had the opportunity to direct and mentor players at every position on the floor.
During Reaves' recent stint in Morgantown, the Mountaineers forged a 78-30 record, including a No. 2 NCAA seed; a Big 12 regular season title and 30-5 record in 2013-14; a WNIT runner-up finish in 2014-15 and an NCAA second round outcome in 2015-16 as a No. 6 seed.
One of Reaves' pupils, Bria Holmes, became the program's highest-ranked WNBA Draft pick in 2016, going in the first round with the 11th pick to the Atlanta Dream. Another WVU player, Asya Bussie, was the No. 15 pick of the Minnesota Lynx in 2014.
BRIDGETTE GORDON Assistant Coach
Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer Bridgette Gordon, who helped Tennessee capture the first two of its eight NCAA titles in the sport as a student-athlete, returned to her alma mater and joined Holly Warlick's staff as an assistant coach on July 20, 2017.
Gordon, a 1988 U.S. Olympic gold medalist with 15 years of experience in the coaching ranks and another as a WNBA scout, came to Rocky Top from Wichita State. She spent seven seasons there, including from 2012-16 as the recruiting coordinator. Gordon, who served as associate head coach in 2016-17, helped WSU land the highest-ranked recruiting class in program history when Blue Star Basketball rated the 2012-13 signing group at No. 47 in the nation.
Dean Lockwood Assistant Coach
Dean Lockwood is in his 13th year on the Lady Vol staff and in his 18th year of service to the University of Tennessee. He has worked alongside UT Head Coach Holly Warlick since July 2, 2004, when he became just the ninth assistant coach ever to serve under Pat Summitt at UT.
Since his return to Rocky Top, the Lady Vols have compiled a record of 354-75, captured seven SEC Tournament crowns and five SEC regular season championships, appeared in three NCAA Final Fours and won back-to-back national championships (2007 & 2008).
Michael Beaumont Director of Basketball Operations
In assembling her staff, Tennessee head women's basketball coach Holly Warlick's third hire was Director of Basketball Operations Michael Beaumont. He now is in year five in that capacity.
Previously, Beaumont was on the staff at Ole Miss as the Assistant Athletics Director for Football Operations from January 2008-12 working for (then) head football coach Houston Nutt.