Warren County Middle School wrapped up a two-day tryout for the 2017-18 Lady Pioneer basketball team Wednesday.
Although the players who make the team have yet to be posted, there was one new addition singled out to play a pivotal role in the upcoming basketball season. Kasey Norman has been named as the replacement for coach Isaiah Phillips who went to Franklin County High School as head coach after last season.
“I’m really excited about the opportunity,” said Norman, who is originally from Seymour and applied for the job upon graduation from college. “I’m looking forward to working with the student-athletes and I feel good about it.”
Although coach Norman has had some experience coaching in the past volunteering for different sports, the WCMS Lady Pioneers will be her first head coaching post.
Norman, a recent graduate of Tennessee Tech, will also be filling a role as a physical education teacher for the middle school. An assistant coach hasn’t been named of yet.
“We feel she will be a great asset to our girls basketball program,” said WCMS athletic director Betsy McBride.
Prior to Norman’s hiring, Phillips was head coach to both the girls and boys teams, with Nicco Reyes and Leann Morrison helping as assistant coaches and working with the JV and sixth-grade teams. The boys team has three new coaches for next year, one for each grade level. This will allow the coaches to be better focused on one team.