Lady Cats Head Basketball Coach Brittney Tisdell Heading Home to North Lamar


Lady Cats Head Basketball Coach Brittney Tisdell has accepted the position as Head Basketball Coach at North Lamar High School. Coach Tisdell confirmed the news by text Wednesday, June 23.

Coach Tisdell created a winning basketball culture in Sulphur Springs as Head Lady Cats Coach for the past 3 seasons.

She had a record of 52-40 overall as Lady Cats Coach but was 15-7 in district play for two of the previous three seasons. Her team captured a Tri-District championship in the 2020-2021 season, sharing the District 15-5A championship with Mt. Pleasant and the Hallsvile Lady Cats.

Coach Tisdell’s highlight season was the most recent season, 2020-2021, as the Lady Cats advanced to the Area round of playoffs for the first time in a long time.

The Lady Cats lost to Royce City in the third round last season 43-21 as they could not overcome the injury sophomore Kenzie Willis suffered in the Bi-District round.

The Lady Cats under Coach Tisdell also advanced to the Bi-District game in 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.

The 2018-2019 team set the highest number of wins for a Tisdell-coached squad at 24-8. The Lady Cats lost the Bi-District game versus Jacksonville, the same team that would eliminate them in 2019-2020.

Last season, the Lady Cats were 17-8 and made it to Area. Coach Tisdell’s Lady Cats never missed out on the playoffs in the three years Coach Tisdell coached in Sulphur Springs.

The eight losses from the 2020-2021 match the 2018-2019 season for the lowest number of losses that a Tisdell squad has surrendered in a season.

She is excited about the opportunity to return to North Lamar to coach at her alma mater. Coach Tisdell said she is going to miss the Lady Cats players, Sulphur Springs, and Lady Cats fans for continuously supporting and helping lift the program to new heights.

Coach Tisdell leaves behind a wonderful foundation of a winning culture.

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Former Lady Cats head coach Brittney Tisdell posing with the 2019-2020 Lady Cat basketball team that made it to Bi-District before falling to Jacksonville.

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Author: Ross LaBenske

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