No resolution when Fulmer, Warlick met Monday

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- WVLT Sports contributor and ESPN writer Chris Low said Holly Warlick met with University of Tennessee Athletic Director Phil Fulmer on Monday, but the two did not reach any conclusion about the future of the Lady Vols or Warlick's career. Low says Fulmer wanted to hear Warlick's plan to get the team back on track.

Low said Warlick was notified on Wednesday of the decision to remove her from her position as head coach.

Low said, "They're paying a lot of people not to work right now." UT's athletic department reported a budget deficit of nearly $6.5 million in 2018, and Warlick could be entitled to a buyout.

So far, UT has not made any comments about a potential replacement for Warlick. A release from the university said assistant coach Dean Lockwood will maintain "operational oversight" for now.

After the announcement, fans took to social media to celebrate and honor Warlick, who in her seven seasons as head coach, helped the Lady Vols win three SEC trophies.

Twitter user Dustin Williams said, "I admire and respect Holly Warlick for all she has done for the #ladyvols."