Rhea County will be painting the town orange as Rocky Top ascends from the Smoky Mountains to the Foothills of Dayton. The United Way of Rhea County has the privilege of bringing Holly Warlick to speak this year at the United Way of Rhea County Annual Banquet, hosted on June 8th at 6:00 pm in the Latimer Center of Bryan College.
Holly Warlick was named head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team in April 2012, following legendary coach Pat Summitt's step into head coach emeritus. Warlick has been instrumental for over three decades in Lady Vol basketball history; she was a three-time All-American point guard during her college career - and is still considered one of the finest point guards to have played for the Lady Vols - was inducted in the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 2004, University of Tennessee Lady Vol Hall of Fame in 2002, and the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001. She also spent 27 loyal years as assistant coach to Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt.
According to her biography on the University of Tennessee's athletic website, Warlick was by Coach Summitt's side as either a player or assistant coach for 949 of the NCAA-record 1,098 wins and all eight NCAA National Championship titles. Warlick held the position of assistant coach from 2005-06 years until her recent promotion.
Warlick and former Lady Vol Nikki Caldwell, current women's basketball coach at LSU, created the Champions For A Cause Foundation, a motorcycle ride dedicated to fund raising for a breast cancer cure. So far, this organization has raised and donated over $150,000.