April 10, 2014
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones announced today that the honorary coaches for the Dish Orange and White Game on Saturday will be head women's basketball coach Holly Warlick and head swimming and diving coach Matt Kredich.
"I'm excited to have two outstanding coaches in Holly and Matt joining our team for Saturday's Dish Orange and White Game," said Jones. "In the spirit of competition, and like the rest of our team, the winner will have a steak dinner Tuesday night, while the loser will have a dinner consisting of hot dogs and beans."
Warlick will work with the White team (offense) team, while Kredich will patrol the sidelines at Neyland Stadium on Saturday with the Orange team (defense).
Warlick, whose teams have won SEC championships in each of her first two seasons as the head coach of the Lady Vols (2013 regular season, 2014 tournament), is 56-14 (.800) as the leader of the Tennessee program. A three-time All-American as a point guard for the Lady Vols, she has been a part of all eight of Tennessee's national championships. A huge fan of Tennessee football, Warlick is looking forward to her role on Saturday with great anticipation.
"It's a great honor," said Warlick. "I have so much respect for Butch, and for him to ask me is exciting. I love watching football and look forward to being there Saturday."
Kredich is in his ninth season as a head coach at Tennessee, including his second as the leader of a combined swimming and diving program. He led the women's team to a third place national finish in 2012-13, including three national relay titles. Kredich's focus shifted immediately to the competitive aspect of Saturday's game, including an analysis of which side of the ball was more critical to success.
"I'm very honored," said Kredich. "I think it's more important to be the defensive coach than the offensive coach, an assumption that I'm sure Holly will challenge. I look forward to some healthy competition."
Kickoff for the Dish Orange and White Game is slated for 3:00 p.m. at Neyland Stadium, with Fan Day slated for 12:30 p.m. Gate 7 will open for Fan Day at 12 Noon. The remainder of the stadium gates opening following the conclusion of Fan Day at 1:30 p.m.