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Mitchell named first male coach of UK women's hoops

Updated: April 25, 2007, 2:24 PM ET
Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Matthew Mitchell was introduced Monday as the first male coach in the 36-year history of women's basketball at Kentucky.

Mitchell signed a five-year contract worth $250,000 annually, plus incentives, to leave Morehead State and replace Mickie DeMoss, whom he assisted at Kentucky for two years.

"Every move I've made has been a mission to prepare myself for this moment," the 36-year-old Mitchell said. "I've also followed my heart and it has led me to Kentucky. ...

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