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Tennessee, assistant coach Kyra Elzy part ways

Kyra Elzy to leave Tennessee per reports.

Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Per reports, Kyra Elzy and Tennessee have decided to part ways. Elzy returned to her alma mater Tennessee, as an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator, when Holly Warlick became the head coach in 2012. In 2015, Warlick promoted Elzy to associate head coach due to her dedication and hard work.

In her first three seasons with the Lady Vols, they went 86-20, including two SEC regular season Championships and Tournament title.

Before returning to Tennessee to coach, she was the associate head coach/recruiting coordinator at the University of Kentucky. Her first two season she was an assistant coach (2008-10) and finished her final two seasons as the associate head coach (2010-12).  From 2004-2008, Elzy was an assistant at Kansas, an assistant at Western Kentucky from 2002-2004 and an administrative assistant from 2001-2002 at Virginia Tech.

Elzy played for Tennessee from 1996-2001 when Warlick was an assistant under coaching legend, Pat Summitt. She was a part of back-to-back National Championships in 1997 & 1998 won by the Lady Vols. Elzy was a regular season SEC Champion all four years at Tennessee and SEC Tournament Champion three times (1998-2000).

This past season the Tennessee Lady Vols tallied the most losses in a season in program history with 14 (22 wins), and for the first time in 31 years, fell out of the Associated Press Top 25. However, the Lady Vols started to play tougher in the postseason making it to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament.

During the fall signing period, the Lady Vols did not sign any recruits to national letters of intent.