Kentucky Women’s Basketball head coach Matthew Mitchell won’t be leaving Lexington any time soon.
Earlier Sunday, rumors began to link Mitchell to his alma mater Mississippi State after Vic Schaefer accepted an offer to become the new head coach at the University of Texas.
Mitchell quickly shut down any speculation with a post on Twitter Sunday evening.
“I will be there for as long as they will have me,” Mitchell said. “I want to make that CRYSTAL clear! Grateful to God that I am allowed the privilege!”
Hey #BBN, let me say this loud and proud for all to hear: I’m the head coach @KentuckyWBB and my heart, family & life are devoted to UK! I will be there for as long as they will have me! I want to make that CRYSTAL clear! Grateful to God that I am allowed the privilege! 😺🔵⚪️💙
— Matthew Mitchell (@UKCoachMitchell) April 6, 2020
The Louisville, Mississippi native will be entering his 14th season as Kentucky head coach next season. All-time, he has guided the Wildcats to a 311-154 overall record with nine NCAA Tournament appearances.
Mitchell would’ve had the Wildcats in the Tournament for a 10th time last season after a 21-7 regular season, but the season was canceled early due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The 2020-21 season could be Mitchell’s best chance at reaching the Final Four as SEC Player of the Year Rhyne Howard will return for her Junior season and McDonald’s All-American Treasure Hunt will join an already impressive UK squad.