Tennessee women’s basketball assistant coach Jolette Law has more in common with her boss, Holly Warlick, than just a resume.
Along with having experience as both an assistant and a head coach, Law also shares similar personality traits, ones which don’t transfer easily when a coach slides over one seat on the team bench.
As an assistant for 12 seasons at Rutgers on C. Vivian Stringer’s staff, Law said she played the role of “the buffer” which was comparable to Warlick’s role as an assistant to Pat Summitt. But as a head coach, Law said there’s little choice but to become “the hammer.”
“She’s the one that made everything feel good, made the kids feel good,” Law said of Warlick. “Now as the head coach, you have to have the last say.”