New Lady Cats Basketball Coach Brittney Tisdell says she is ready for the first official practice day of the season on Wednesday (October 17). She says it’s been a long off season.
Coach Tisdell replaced former Lady Cats Coach Jeff Chapman, who left to become girls’ athletic coordinator and head girls’ basketball coach at Paris. Coach Tisdell is the daughter of the Paris boys’ head basketball coach Billy Mack Steed. Coach Tisdell says she was raised in gyms and on buses. She was also a player. Coach Tisdell’s first coaching job was as an assistant at Cooper. She was also an assistant coach at Paris for three years. Her first head coaching job was at Mildred, near Corsicana, for the past two seasons. Coach Tisdell says they won only five games the year before she joined them. She says they made it to a tournament championship game and won 16 games last season. Coach Tisdale says she told Volleyball Coach Justin Maness she hopes he has a great season this year but she admits she can’t wait until volleyball players are able to join the basketball program.
She says she has five seniors available for practice Wednesday. Coach Tisdell says she also has a good group of freshmen. She says she got to know some of the players this summer during open gym sessions. Coach Tisdell says she also watched some of them in a Saturday tournament game this summer. She says she is still looking for scrimmage opportunities this season.
The Lady Cats are scheduled to open the regular season at home against Emory Rains on Saturday, November 10.