Moore County High School has some exciting additions coming to the athletic department. The first addition is the new girls’ basketball coach Chad Spencer, who comes sporting an impressive record. He graduated from Shelbyville Central High School in 1991 and began his career by coaching the Shelbyville Central Eaglettes. He began a position at Liberty School as the head coach of both the boys’ and girls’ teams in 2001, and in 2007, he became the head coach of the Cascade Lady Champions. His years of experience and leading teams to championships helped him to nab a position on the Ole Miss women’s basketball crew in 2015. Now, after returning to Tennessee, he is excited to start a new chapter at Moore County.
Spencer added, “I am excited to be a part of [Moore County athletics] and will work
extremely hard to get a team of girls who will make everyone proud. I have been overwhelmed by the open arms and well wishes by people in the community.”
When Spencer met with his future players, he made certain to tell them that his goal for the team is to be fast and functional. He promised them that they would practice hard and said that he wanted them to become a team their adversaries would dread. Spencer has high hopes for Moore County’s basketball program and aspires to make his players the best they can be.
The high school is not just getting a new staff member; they are also getting a brand-new team. Moore County Pre-K teacher Karen Blankenship is going to be the head coach of the upcoming MCHS volleyball team. She has never coached a team, but she was asked by several parents to assist in starting the volleyball program.
She commented, “Our goal for this year is to build a firm foundation on basic volleyball skills. We hope to be competitive within our district which includes several new or young programs.”
Blankenship and her crew want to spend this first year laying a foundation for the
team’s volleyball skills, and she will have other volunteers by her side to help the program along. Many girls have expressed interest, and tryouts will take place after the conclusion softball and tennis. The volleyball season will commence in mid-August.
These new coaches are eager and determined to hone their athletes’ abilities and
make the community proud of their hard work, and we are excited to see them enter the MCHS athletic family.