Wednesday, June 5, 2013

St. Benedict names new girls basketball coach

from Commercial Appeal Memphis Edge Blog

St. Benedict's girls basketball team will have a new face on the sidelines next season, but it should be a familiar one to fans of girls and women's hoops.

The school announced Tuesday that Haley Gilmore will coach the Eagles next season, replacing veteran coach Don Sebren. A press release from the school said Sebren last season "suffered a mild illness and has been advised to slow down." He will remain at the school though and will serve as an assistant to boys coach Caleb Marcum.

Gilmore got her degree at Morehead State and has a graduate degree from Freed-Hardeman. She previously coached at Harding Academy, where she took the Lions to the state tournament in three of her four years on the bench.

Most recently, Gilmore was an assistant at Rhodes College, including this past season when the Lynx finished 25-4 and won the Southern Athletic Association conference championship. While with the Lynx, Gilmore's primary duties were defensive play-calling and guard development.

Gilmore will teach social studies at St. Benedict and will also assist with the track team.

"We are excited to have Haley join our teaching and coaching staffs," said SBA interim principal Sondra Morris. "We look forward to continued growth and success under her tutelage."

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