| Mickie DeMoss
THE MICKIE DeMOSS FILE
Full Name: Mickie Faye DeMoss
Hometown: Tallulah, La.
Education: Louisiana Tech, 1977
Graduate Degree: Memphis State, 1979 (Education)
· Louisiana Tech: 4-year varsity letterwinner (1973-77)
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
· Assistant Coach (hired July 15, 2007)
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
· Head Coach (2003-07)
· Four-year record: 71-56
· Led UK to first back-to-back 20-win seasons in 16 years (22-9 in 2005-06, 2014 in 2006-07)
· Led UK to 2006 NCAA Touranment, to 2005 and 2007 WNIT
· 2005-06 SEC Coach of the Year
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
· Assistant Coach (1985-2003)
· Helped Tennessee to 13 NCAA Final Fours, six NCAA national championships (1987, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998) and three NCAA finals (1995, 2000, 2003)
· Assistant Coach (1983-85)
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
· Head Coach (1979-83)
· Four-year record: 45-68
MEMPHIS STATE UNIVERSITY
· Assistant Coach (1977-79)
COACH G ON MICKIE DeMOSS
"Mickie DeMoss has brought so many great experiences to Texas, and her background, expertise and championship success is well-documented. She is known as one of the very best coaches and recruiters in the country.
It is invaluable to have someone on the staff like Mickie with prior head coaching experience, someone who knows exactly what and when decisions need to be made. Coach DeMoss is a tireless worker and teacher and a unique, fun-loving individual who knows exactly what it takes to build championship programs."
Third season at Texas
Mickie DeMoss, associated with success, passion and excellence in her 30-plus years in collegiate basketball coaching, enters her third season as assistant coach in the Longhorns program. Considered one of the top coaches in women's basketball and one of the most effective recruiters on the national scene, DeMoss joined the Longhorns coaching staff in July of 2007 as assistant coach, bringing that experience and national success to the Texas sidelines.
In addition to her recruiting duties, DeMoss works closely with the Texas post players. In 2007-08, her work with then-junior Ashley Lindsey helped Lindsey emerge as a versatile post player. In the process, Lindsey had her most productive season as a Longhorn, was ranked among the national leaders in blocks and field goal percentage, and earned All-Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention honors at season's end.
DeMoss comes to Texas from The University of Kentucky where she served as head coach from 2003-07 prior to stepping aside in April of 2007. Before her Kentucky appointment, DeMoss was first assistant coach, then associate head coach at The University of Tennessee from 1985-2003.
In those 18 years as the top Tennessee assistant to Hall of Fame head coach Pat Summitt, DeMoss' bench coaching and tremendous recruiting efforts helped the Lady Vols to an incredible run of 13 NCAA Final Fours, six national championship titles and three national runnerup showings.
Following her great successes at Tennessee, DeMoss stayed within the Southeastern Conference and became the sixth head coach of the Kentucky women's basketball program in March of 2003.
In four short years at UK, she brought national success to the struggling SEC program, compiling an overall record of 71-56.
This record included consecutive 20-win seasons (for the first time in 16 years) and three postseason appearances (one NCAA and two WNIT) for the first time in school history.
In 2005-06, DeMoss was named the SEC Coach of the Year (a UK first) by the league coaches and the Associated Press, as she guided the 22-9 Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament (and a victory) for the first time in seven seasons. This breakout year included a school-record nine conference wins. Additionally, Kentucky made national headlines when it defeated No. 1 Tennessee (66-63) in Rupp Arena in front of a school-record crowd of 13,689, marking UK's first win over a top-ranked team in school history. Last year, UK was 20-14 and advanced to the WNIT.
In her Kentucky tenure, every one of DeMoss' players (13) who completed their eligibility graduated as well. DeMoss' teams attracted record attendance figures. UK went from averaging 1,694 fans prior to DeMoss' arrival to setting the school record with 5,863 fans per game in 2006-07 to finish a school-best 13th nationally in home attendance.
Kentucky was DeMoss's second stint as a collegiate head coach. She had served as University of Florida head coach for four years (1979-83), compiling a 45-68 record.
Under legendary Hall of Fame coach Summitt at Tennessee, DeMoss was part six NCAA national championship teams (1987, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998) and 13 total NCAA Final Four appearances as part of the acclaimed Lady Vols coaching staff. Tennessee was a NCAA finalist in 1995, 2000 and 2003.
Prior to her long Tennessee coaching tenure, DeMoss was assistant coach at Auburn University (1983-85) and at Memphis State (1977-79) in addition to her Florida head coaching position (1979-83). At Auburn, she established herself as a top-notch recruiter under the direction of head coach Joe Ciampi, and the players she helped recruit led Auburn to NCAA Final Four showings in 1988, 1989 and 1990.
DeMoss received her undergraduate degree (physical education) at Louisiana Tech University in 1977, where she starred at point guard for her final three seasons. She then received her master's degree in education at Memphis State University in 1979.