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Waters hired to helm Lady Raiders’ Hoops

Photo by: Greg Bird

Photo by: Greg Bird

McCreary Central High School Principal and Acting Superintendent Aaron Anderson announced last week that the quest for a new Head Coach for the Lady Raiders’ Basketball program has been hired.

Todd Waters, who has coached in Pulaski County for the past 10 years, has been chosen to lead the Lady Raiders for the upcoming season and beyond.

“We see this as an opportunity to improve leadership in our athletics program,” Principal Privett said.

“We are excited about the hire and very excited about the ideas Coach Waters will bring to this program. His coaching staff is a perfect combination of experience and vision that we feel will connect with the veteran players and younger girls as well.”

Also announced Wednesday were the selection of Dottie Cotton and Sammy Strunk who will be joining Waters’ staff as Assistant Coaches.

Waters has spent the past 10 years teaching at Southern Middle School and coaching Boy’s and Girl’s Basketball as well as Softball. During his tenure Waters led the Girl’s team to four 12th Region Championships, six State Final Four appearances and State Championships in 2010, 2014 and 2015 – including two undefeated seasons over that span.

Waters also served as an Assistant Coach for the Southwestern High School Lady Warriors since 2005.

Privett stated the new Coach is already preparing a competitive summer schedule to get the team in shape for the upcoming season.

The Lady Raiders finished the 2014-15 season with an 11-16 record under Coach Darry Burkett who resigned earlier this year. The last 12th Region Tournament appearance for the squad came at the end of the 2013 season.

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