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WVU Introduces Mark Kellogg as Women’s Basketball Head Coach



WVU WBB HC Mark Kellogg
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A new era for WVU women’s basketball has arrived. Mark Kellogg was introduced as the seventh head coach in the program’s history on Wednesday.

Kellogg, who was hired on April third, spoke to the media at a press conference at the WVU Coliseum. He then offered his vision for the Mountaineers. “We will work tirelessly every day to make you all proud of what we do with recruiting, it starts locally then you go regionally then nationally, maybe even internationally. We want high character in our program who will complete,” he said.

To paint an even clearer picture, Kellogg went into detail on what type of team West Virginia fans can expect to see. “I know Press Virginia was on the men’s side here.. well, you can expect to see some Press Virginia represented on the women’s side now,” said Kellogg.

He even went as far as to predict big things coming to WVU. Despite 14 NCAA Tournament appearances, the WVU women’s team has never reached a Final Four. Kellogg plans to change that. “We want championships. We want to advance in the NCAA Tournament… we want Sweet 16s, Final Fours, goals of a National Championship. I don’t know why that can’t be done here,” proclaimed Kellogg.

Kellogg has spent the last eight seasons at Stephen F. Austin, winning 195 games and taking the Lumberjacks to two NCAA Tournament appearances in 2021 and 2022. Kellogg has won an outright Southland Conference title and an outright Western Athletic Conference title.

WVU’s Director of Athletics Wren Baker has a prior history with Kellogg. Baker hired Kellogg back in 2012 at Northwest Missouri State as the head coach of the women’s program there. Now in 2023, Baker hires Kellogg again.

WVU AD Wren Baker Comments on Newly Hired WBB HC Mark Kellogg

West Virginia women’s basketball is coming off of an NCAA Tournament appearance under the only season under Dawn Plitzuwiet. After the Mountaineers’ first-round loss to Arizona, Plitzuweit took the Minnesota job a day later.

Watch the full press conference below and on our WVSN YouTube channel.

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