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UCLA hires Tennessee assistant Caldwell as new coach

Updated: April 17, 2008, 5:42 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Nikki Caldwell, who assisted Pat Summit at Tennessee the past six seasons, was hired Thursday to coach the UCLA women's basketball team.

The 35-year-old Caldwell becomes just the fifth women's coach in UCLA history. She succeeds Kathy Olivier, who resigned last month after 15 years on the job. The Bruins were 16-15 last season and 232-208 overall under Olivier, who will continue to work for the athletic department on undetermined special projects.

"We are thrilled to ...

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