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Third assistant coach leaves UK’s staff

Kentucky Wildcats assistant coach Camryn Whitaker, left, wore a defense T-shirt as she guarded Janee Thompson (3) as head coach Matthew Mitchell watched in the background at Memorial Coliseum during a practice in March.
Kentucky Wildcats assistant coach Camryn Whitaker, left, wore a defense T-shirt as she guarded Janee Thompson (3) as head coach Matthew Mitchell watched in the background at Memorial Coliseum during a practice in March.

In a 40-minute sitdown interview with the Herald-Leader that will be posted later, Coach Matthew Mitchell confirmed that the third and final member of his assistant coaching staff is parting ways with Kentucky.

Camryn Whitaker, a Cynthiana native, is interviewing for other opportunities including some head coaching positions, Mitchell said on Wednesday morning.

Whitaker is the third member of Mitchell’s coaching staff to leave UK in the last two weeks. The contract of Adeniyi Amadou was not renewed, and Tamika Williams-Jeter formally resigned her position on Monday.

At least one position already has been filled by former Tennessee and Kentucky assistant Kyra Elzy, who is expected to be formally announced on Wednesday.

This is an evolving story, please stay come back to Kentucky.com for more details.

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