|Name Bernadette Mattox|
Role Basketball Coach
|Education University of Georgia|
Bernadette Locke-Mattox (born December 31, 1958) is a former head coach of the University of Kentucky women's basketball. She is currently an assistant coach with the Connecticut Sun women's basketball franchise of the WNBA.
In 1998, Mattox was named an assistant coach of the USA National Team, under head coach Nell Fortner. The USA team competed in the World Championships held in three cities in Germany, including Berlin, Germany. The USA team won all six of the preliminary round games, with most game in double-digit margins. The one exception was the opening round game against Japan, which the USA team won 95–89. In the quarterfinals, the USA team beat Slovakia 89–62. In the semifinal match up against Brazil. the USA team was behind by ten points in the first half, but came back and won by 14 points. The championship game was a rematch against Russia, a team the USA had defeated by 36 points in the preliminary round. However, the gold medal game would unfold very differently. The USA team was behind most of the game, with a nine-point deficit at halftime. When there were under two minutes to play, the USA was still behind, but Ruthie Bolton hit a three-pointer to give the USA team a one-point lead. After the Russians tied the game, Bolton hit another three to give the USA team a lead they would not relinquish. The USA team won 71–65 to win the gold medal.
The former Bernadette Locke is married to Vince Mattox. They reside in Lexington, Kentucky with their son Vincent, who now attends Murray State University in Kentucky. She and her twin sister Juliette, are 1977 graduates of Loudon High School, Loudon, TN
Head coaching record
Sources: SEC records;