Morgantown, West Virginia – Earlier today, it was revealed that Glenville State head coach Kim Stephens intends to take the head coach position at Marshall. Initially considered a favorite to land the vacant position at West Virginia, Stephens is reportedly no longer an option for the Mountaineers.
With that said, West Virginia’s director of athletics Wren Baker has said that he will conduct a nationwide search for the next head coach for the Lady Mountaineers. One name that has been mentioned as potentially being a favorite now is current Stephen F. Austin head coach Mark Kellogg.
According to Mitchell Northam, Kellogg is a name to watch for the opening. Wren Baker hired Kellogg when he was at Northwestern Missouri State and he has been extremely successful at Stephen F. Austin since taking over there. Since 2016, Kellogg has had seven seasons with 23 or more wins and has appeared in the NCAA Tournament twice during that time.
Kellogg has 168-48 overall record, a 105-20 conference record and was named the WAC Coach of the Year for the 2021-2022 season.
One name to watch for the #WVU opening: Mark Kellogg.
Wren Baker hired him at NW Missouri State. Kellogg has been at Stephen F. Austin since 2016, seven seasons of 23+ wins, two NCAA Tournament appearances. #ncaaW @WVSportsNow
— Mitchell Northam (@primetimeMitch) March 21, 2023
Baker announced that he’s had “not hundreds of people interested in the position but thousands who have expressed interest”, so there will be tremendous competition to be the next head coach at West Virginia, but Mark Kellogg certainly checks a lot of boxes for the Lady Mountaineers.