|Sport(s)||Women's college basketball|
May 3, 1977 |
|Alma mater||White County High School Sparta, TN|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|2007 Southern Conference Champions (WCU)
2005, 2009 Southern Conference Tournament Champions (WCU)
|2007 Southern Conference Coach of the Year (WCU)
3x NCAA National Champion (1996-1998) (Tennessee Lady Volunteers)
Born Kellie Jean Jolly in Sparta, Tennessee, she is a graduate of White County High School in Sparta, Tennessee, where she earned many honors as a high school basketball player and ranked third academically in her graduating class.
In college, she was one of the starting point guards for the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during their three consecutive NCAA women's national championships from 1996 to 1998. In 1997, Harper was named to the Final Four All Tournament team.
On January 28, 2008, Kellie earned her 66th win, passing Beth Dunkenberger as the second winningest women's basketball coach in Western Carolina history with a 60–49 victory over College of Charleston at the Ramsey Center.
Harper married Jon Harper in 1999. He served on her coaching staff at Western Carolina and at NC State.
|Western Carolina (Southern Conference) (2004–2009)|
|2004–05||Western Carolina||18–14||10–10||T-5th||NCAA First Round|
|2006–07||Western Carolina||24–10||15–3||1st||WNIT Second Round|
|2007–08||Western Carolina||25–9||15–3||2nd||WNIT First Round|
|2008–09||Western Carolina||21–12||14–6||T-3rd||NCAA First Round|
|Western Carolina:||98–66 (.598)||63–33 (.656)|
|NC State (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2009–2012)|
|2009–10||NC State||20–14||7–7||T-5th||NCAA First Round|
|2011–12||NC State||19–16||5–11||9th||WNIT Second Round|
|2012–13||NC State||17-17||7-11||7th||WNIT Second Round|
|NC State:||70-64 (.522)||23-39 (.442)|
|Missouri State (Missouri Valley Conference) (2013–present)|
|2014–15||Missouri State||18-15||13-5||3rd||WNIT First Round|
|2015–16||Missouri State||24-10||14-4||T-2nd||NCAA First Round|
|Missouri State:||56-42 (.571)||35-19 (.648)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved 23 Sep 2015.
- Kellie Harper Bio on Catamountsports.com, accessed January 12, 2011
- Nixon, Rick. "Official 2022 NCAA Women's Final Four Records Book" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 22 April 2012.