BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Central State University head women’s basketball coach Sheba Harris was selected as the Coach of the Year.
Coach Harris coached the Lady Marauders to their first SIAC West Division title since becoming an exclusive member of NCAA Div. II. The honor from the SIAC comes after a regular season in which Harris accumulated an array of career milestones and accomplishments. On their way to the West Division crown, Harris coached CSU to a 12-game winning streak. On Feb. 1, Harris earned her 100th career coaching victory. With a a regular season record of 18-7 overall, Harris finished with a career best in wins and winning percentage in a single season.
“This award is a testament to the hard work of our coaching staff, players and staff assistants,” Harris said. “I also want to thank the entire Central State community for continuing to support our program. I am truly honored to be able to accept this award and appreciate the voting committees for the recognition.”
Harris becomes the first Central State coach in any sport to earn the SIAC Coach of the Year award. SIAC Coach of the Year honors are voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors.
With the luxury of a first round bye, the Lady Marauders will begin the SIAC Tournament on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. against the winner of the contest between Paine and LeMoyne-Owen.
All tournament games will be held in Bill Harris Arena at the Birmingham CrossPlex.
Story courtesy of Central State University Athletics.