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Kim Caldwell Shows Love to Marshall While Being Introduced at Tennessee



Kim Caldwell introduced at Tennessee

Even while being introduced at Tennessee, Kim Caldwell still wanted to make sure to show some love to Marshall.

“I’d like to thank Marshall University for making Marshall feel like home. Marshall will always have a special place in my heart. I really need to thank every student athlete at both institutions (Marshall and Glenville State) who helped me get here today,” said Caldwell to recognize her lone season at Marshall, and even also mentioning her prior tenure at Glenville State.

Caldwell now has an opportunity to lead Tennessee back to glory after guiding Marshall to a conference title and NCAA Tournament appearance in her first and only season in Huntington.

The Thundering Herd finished 26-7 in 2023 and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1997. The Tennessee job opened when former Volunteer national champion as a player Kellie Harper was dismissed following their early postseason exit.

Before Marshall, the Parkersburg, W.Va. native, then known by her maidan name of Stephens, dominated the Division II level at Glenville State. Caldwell led the Pioneers to four Mountain East Conference Tournament titles, two Final Fours and a Division II national championship.

While Kim Caldwell has won big everywhere she’s been, she will now face a new kind of pressure with an historic program relying on her to bring success back to Knoxville.

The Tennessee women’s program owns 18 Final Four appearances and eight national championships, although failing to win an NCAA Tournament regional title since 2008.

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