Posted: Tuesday April 5, 2005 5:08PM; Updated: Tuesday April 5, 2005 5:08PM
RUSTON, La. (AP) -- Western Carolina women's basketball coach Kellie Harper is a candidate for the vacant job at Louisiana Tech.
Harper, who played for three national championship teams at Tennessee when she was Kellie Jolly, is the second candidate to interview with the school. Last Thursday current Techster assistant Chris Long interviewed with the athletic council for an hour.
The 27-year-old Harper just finished her first season at Western Carolina, guiding the Lady Catamounts to an 18-14 overall record and 10-10 finish in the Southern Conference, tied for sixth in the eleven-team league during the regular season.
Western Carolina advanced to the N-C-A-A Tournament by winning the conference tournament, defeating Georgia Southern 97-95 in overtime in the title game. Western Carolina earned a Number 16 seed and the team's first-ever appearance in the N-C-A-A Tournament. The Lady Catamounts were beaten by top-seeded Tennessee 94-43.