Tennessee coach Holly Warlick celebrates after cutting down the net after the Lady Vols' win over Texas A&M on Feb. 28 in Knoxville that clinched the regular-season SEC championship.
KNOXVILLE — In the midst of an entertaining postgame monologue last week, Gary Blair didn’t joke about Tennessee's Holly Warlick.
“She’s got the hardest job in America,” the Texas A&M coach said.
The reference was to the UT assistant of 27 seasons replacing the legendary Pat Summitt as Lady Vols coach.
Blair and other SEC coaches spoke with their votes on Tuesday. They judged Warlick to have done the best job in her first season, naming her conference coach of the year. She became the fourth coach in league history to win the award in her first season as head coach at a school.
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