The West Virginia Mountaineers women’s basketball team coaching search has officially come to an end. West Virginia athletics announced Monday afternoon that Mark Kellogg would be leading the Mountaineers as head coach in the 2023-2024 season.
With the announcement of Kellogg coming to Morgantown, he becomes the seventh women’s basketball head coach in program history.
Kellogg is the sixth-winningest active Division I women’s basketball coach in the country with a career-winning percentage of .788. He has spent the last eight seasons with Stephen F. Austin where he compiled a 195-55 record which included seven consecutive seasons of 23 wins or more per the universities website.
West Virginia’s Vice President and Director of Athletics Wren Baker spoke on the hiring saying, “Mark Kellogg is an established winner who has made a name for himself by building championship programs and preparing his student-athletes to be leaders on and off the court. He has had tremendous success at every stop along his coaching career journey and has done so with great integrity.”
The other coaching stops that Baker referenced include stints at West Texas A&M, Northwest Missouri State, and Fort Lewis College. During his time at West Texas A&M, Kellogg earned a 62-6 record, leading the Lady Buffs to a Division II runner-up finish in 2014 as well as an Elite Eight appearance in 2015. His teams won the regular season and tournament championship of the Lone Star Conference in both seasons and finished No. 2 and No. 6 in the final WBCA national rankings.
Kellogg spent one year at Northwest Missouri State before moving up to West Texas A&M, and in his time with the Bearcats, he increased the program’s women’s basketball win total by nine games from the previous season.
Kellogg got his start at Division II Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and in his seven seasons, he guided the Skyhawks to five straight NCAA tournament appearances and won the first postseason game in the school’s history. As you’ll come to learn, Kellogg’s winning pedigree followed him everywhere including Fort Lewis where he compiled a 173-46 record winning four conference championships with a Sweet 16 appearance in 2009 and a Division II runner-up finish in 2010.
The Mountaineers have hired one of the best names on the market with Mark Kellogg, and even though the season is still months away, fans have a major reason to get energized.