Rob Patrick Head Coach
Two-time National Coach of the Year Rob Patrick has developed a tradition of excellence since coming to Tennessee 17 years ago. Following his arrival at Rocky Top, Patrick has become one of the nation's top coaches and helped the Lady Vols attain levels of success never before reached in Knoxville, as evidenced by NCAA Tournament berths in eight of the last ten years, including a run to the Final Four in 2005.
UT under Patrick has compiled ten 20-win seasons in the last 14 years, including nine of the last 12. Prior to Patrick's arrival at UT in 1997, the Lady Vols last recorded a 20-win season in 1988. His nine-year stretch of winning seasons from 1998-2006 marked the longest-such run in program history, topping the previous high of seven, set from 1978-84.
While at the helm of the Orange and White, Patrick has averaged over 20 wins a season, and has had players earn 40 All-SEC honors and 24 All-South Region accolades.