CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga assistant coach and former player, Katie Galloway-Burrows, was named the interim head coach for women’s basketball following the departure of 15-year head coach Wes Moore who accepted the same post at NC State last week.
Burrows will handle the day-to-day operations of the women’s basketball program as a nation-wide search gets underway for Moore’s replacement.
Burrows, known best to the Chattanooga faithful as Katie Galloway, joined Moore’s team in his third season at Chattanooga and was an integral member of a squad that won four straight Southern Conference regular season and titles and Southern Conference Tournament crowns from 2001-04. In her time as a student-athlete, the Lady Mocs posted an overall record of 102-23 with wins over such teams as Florida State, Louisville and Alabama. UTC advanced to the NCAA Tournament all four years.
In her senior year, the Lady Mocs posted the nation’s longest active win streak at 27 games culminating with UTC’s NCAA Tournament first-round win over Rutgers. In that game, she sank the most memorable shot in Chattanooga women’s basketball history, nailing a 30-foot bank shot from the right side, sparking a comeback that led to a 74-69 win over the Scarlet Knights.
Burrows earned a spot as one of Wes Moore’s Top 10 players in UTC’s celebration of “Moore in McKenzie, a Decade of Dominance”. She had 107 career 3-pointers and was knocked out of the top 10 last season by Kayla Christopher who exhausted her eligibility at the conclusion of this season.
Prior to her arrival at Chattanooga, Burrows taught at Ringgold High School and was the girls basketball head coach. She took over a Ringgold program that had won just three games in the year prior to her arrival. The Lady Tigers steadily increased their win total in each of her three seasons culminating in Ringgold’s first state playoff appearance since 1986.
Burrows was the head coach at Tullahoma (Tenn.) High School from 2005-07 and taught health and physical education. Immediately following her graduation from UTC she was the assistant girls basketball coach at GPS from 2004-05 under former Lady Moc Susan Lance Crownover.
She attended Lookout Valley High School where she was named the Chattanooga Times Free Press “Best of Preps” Female Athlete of the Year and was a four-time first team Chattanooga Times Free Press All-City and three-time All-Region Player of the Year. She was also a first team all-state selection. She was a Tennessee Class A “Miss Basketball” finalist in back-to-back seasons.
A 2004 graduate of Chattanooga, Burrows earned a B.S. in Exercise Science and Health, K-12. She is married to Nick Burrows.
Moore, a former assistant at NC State in the early 1990’s under the late Kay Yow, will take associate head coach Nikki West and assistant coach Mike Murray with him to Raleigh. Burrows, with strong ties to Chattanooga, elected to remain at UTC to run the program during the search.