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Kendall Dillard - Women's Basketball - University of Kentucky Athletics



Kendall Dillard, former Virginia Tech women’s basketball operations assistant, has been hired as the University of Kentucky women’s basketball director of player development and assistant coach, it was announced by head coach Kenny Brooks on Friday, April 19.

“I’m excited and thankful to continue to work under Coach Brooks and be a part of Big Blue Nation,” Dillard said. “To be a part of a program as prestigious as Kentucky is an honor, and I look forward to helping this program compete for championships for years to come!”

Dillard arrives in Lexington after serving the last 10 seasons at Virginia Tech, including the last eight seasons under Brooks. In his decade in Blacksburg, he has been a part of four NCAA Tournament appearances, including the Final Four in 2023. He also experienced the program’s first Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament title in 2023 and its first ACC regular-season title in 2024.

He used the first six seasons in Blacksburg as a student manager and practice player, serving the first two seasons under former head coach Dennis Wolff (2014-15, 2015-16) and the remaining four seasons under Brooks (2017-20).

Dillard stayed on with the program as a graduate assistant for the next two years, including 2020-21 and 2021-22, before being promoted to operations assistant for the last two years in 2022-23 and 2023-24.

The Virginia Beach, Virginia, native also has experience coaching at Ocean Lakes High School.

Dillard graduated with a bachelor’s degree in human development from Virginia Tech in 2020.

Coach BK’s year-by-year coaching career:

Season School Position
2023-24 Virginia Tech Operations Assistant
2022-23 Virginia Tech Operations Assistant
2021-22 Virginia Tech Graduate Assistant
2020-21 Virginia Tech Graduate Assistant


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