Brittney Ezell speaks during Wednesday's news conference in Johnson City introducing her as the new head women's basketball coach at ETSU. (NET News Service photo)
JOHNSON CITY — Brittney Ezell had a good thing going as the third-year Belmont women’s basketball coach, but she couldn’t resist the temptation to rebuild the program at East Tennessee State.
Ezell was introduced Wednesday as the new head coach of the Lady Bucs. It’s the fourth move up the professional ladder for the 37-year-old Franklin native, who once was a two-sport college star at Alabama.
“I don’t know if I’ve ever been more nervous or excited to stand in front of such a great group of supporters and such a large group of media,” Ezell said from the podium at a crowded news conference in the Ward Room. “If I’ve learned anything in my career as a coach, as a player, it’s that you under-promise and over-deliver. So I’m not going to stand up in front of you and give you a lot of promises about what we’re going do or who we’re going to be.
“But I will tell you this: We will work tirelessly to restore this program to the championship level that Johnson City expects, that this great university expects.”
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