Cheek is one of the best up-and-coming young assistant coaches in the country. She will turn 31 this month, and while her time might not be right now, one should not rule her out completely. Gottlieb was hired by Cal when she was just 33 years old, and that led to a really good run for the Golden Bears. Cheek has held assistant positions at her alma mater, Duke, Ohio State, and Vanderbilt, before landing an assistant position with Clemson in 2018. Cheek brings a tremendous amount of passion to the sidelines, and while she may be a long-shot to replace Gottlieb, Cheeks is certainly an assistant coach that will receive a head coaching opportunity sooner rather than later.
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