Former Vanderbilt standout and professional basketball player Frank Kornet has been promoted to head basketball coach at Harpeth Hall School.
Kornet, who has served as an assistant under former coach Anne Johnston for the past two seasons, was All-Southeastern Conference during his senior season at Vanderbilt before being selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 1989 NBA Draft.
“I would like to thank (athletic director) Karen Sutton and Stephanie Balmer for this opportunity to work with young women and teach them discipline and hard work through a game I love,” said Kornet, who played two seasons with the Bucks. “Basketball has brought great joy and created wonderful memories for my entire family.”
“Frank is great, and hiring him as an assistant coach was a huge asset to our program,” Sutton added. “It was an easy promotion.”
Johnston, who led the Lady Bears to a 55-29 record and a trio of Division II-AA state semifinal appearances in her three seasons in charge, will take over the middle school basketball program while also remaining as a physical education teacher at Harpeth Hall.
Kornet, who was previously a head coach at Liberty Christian School in Argyle, Texas, is married to WSMV-4 anchor Tracy Kornet, and two of the couple’s three children — Luke and Nicole Kornet — play college basketball.
Luke, who recently concluded his junior season at Vanderbilt, averaged 8.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game for the Commodores in 2015-16, garnering All-SEC Defensive Team honors, while Nicole, a senior at UCLA, sat out last season after transferring from Oklahoma.