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2018 BCAT Hall of Fame Inductees


Coach Lamar Rogers

With his 1,218th career victory on December 15, longtime Clarkrange (Tennessee) High School girls basketball coach Lamar Rogers ascended to the top of the state’s all-time wins list for girls hoops.

Clarkrange’s 46-26 win over previously unbeaten Pickett County High School pushed Rogers past former Charleston High School and Cleveland Bradley Central High School coach Jim Smiddy as the new leader in the Volunteer State, one of the most tradition-rich states in the country for girls basketball.

“We had to earn it last (Friday) night,” said Rogers. “Pickett County has a good program, and Coach (Brent) Smith does a good job. It was good to get it behind us. Everybody was asking about it and I think the girls felt a little pressured to be successful.”

Rogers, who has coached his entire 44-year career at Clarkrange, improved his record to 1,218-272 (.817 winning percentage) with the Lady Buffaloes’ latest triumph and passed Smiddy on the national girls basketball coaching wins list, moving from up from fifth to fourth all-time. He is currently second on the national ledger for active coaches and trails only Joe Lombard, who has led Canyon (Texas) High School’s girls basketball program to a 1,356-125 record over 42 seasons. He’s now fewer than 100 victories from the all-time record.

Rogers has delivered all eight of Clarkrange’s Class A state championships, which included three in a row from 1983 to 1985, back-to-back crowns in 1990 and 1991, and an undefeated 39-0 campaign that culminated in the 2009 championship. He has also produced three runner-up finishes (2008, 2015, 2017), more than 20 appearances in the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) state tournament, two TSSAA Miss Basketball recipients and 36 all-state selections.

Among his numerous awards, the Tennessee Tech University alum is a three-time Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association Statewide Coach of the Year, a two-time Tennessean Coach of the Year and Basketball Coaches Association of Tennessee (BCAT) Class A Coach of the Year and the 1992 National High School Athletic Coaches Association Southeast Coach of the Year.

A 2009 TSSAA Hall of Fame inductee, Rogers was also enshrined in the BCAT Hall of Fame in 2018 and the Fentress County (Tennessee) Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame in 2009.




Pitts given one-year show cause penalty by NCAA | Sports | johnsoncitypress.com

Teacher/Coach 27 Years (1970 – 1997)

  • Young High School (1970 – 1976)
    • Basketball
  • South-Young High School (1976 – 1981)
    • Basketball
  • Bearden High School (1981 – 1984)
    • Basketball
  • Science Hill high School (1984 – 1997)
    • Basketball

Athletic Director 3 Years (1983 – 1984; 1997 – 1999)

  • Bearden High School (1983 – 1984)
  • Science Hill High School (1997 – 1999)

Principal 2 Years (1999 – 2001)

  • Science Hill High School (1999 – 2001)

Dean of Students / Coach 5 Years (2001 – 2006)

  • Brentwood Academy (2001 – 2006)
    • Basketball
  • Coach Pitts’ overall high school coaching record was 820 – 211
  • Won 7 TSSAA State Championships, which is the most in TSSAA boys basketball history
  • Won 3 state titles at Science Hill High School (1990, 1994, 1995)
  • Won 4 state titles at Brentwood Academy (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006), becoming the only boys basketball program in TSSAA history to win 4 championships consecutively
  • Coach Pitts  (2006-2020) King College in Bristol, TN, where his teams have won three AAC Championships and qualified for three NAIA National Tournaments

2019 BCAT Hall of Fame Inductees



27 years 627 Career Wins
5 Miss Basketball Winners
25 Players Received College Scholarships
14 District Championships
9 Region Championships
13 State Tournament Appearances
4 State Runners-Up
7 State Championships


White Station honors legendary coach Terry Tippett - Memphis Local, Sports, Business & Food News | Daily Memphian

48 years, 902 Wins

6 State Championships

2 Mr. Basketball Winners

Coached in TACA, Jordan Capital, Jr Olympic Developmental Team All Star Games

Member of TACA, BCAT, NABC

Collierville High School 1968-1970

Coached football, basketball, baseball

Dyer Co High School 1972-77

Football Asst, 1972 A State Championship

Basketball – first ever sub-state berth

Memphis Trezvant High School 1977-1986

Basketball 1980 AA State Champions

Memphis White Station 1986-2004

Basketball AAA State Runner Up 1996, 1998     Basketball AAA State Champions 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004

Evangelical Christian School 2004-2018

Basketball D II State Runner up 2006, 2011.     D II A State Champions 2010


2021 BCAT HALL OF FAME Inductees


Rick Byrd, storied head coach for Belmont University men's basketball team, to retire | wbir.com

Congratulations to Coach Rick Byrd, induction to the BCAT Hall of Fame. Coach Byrd has been a big supporter of BCAT and has presented many times at our clinics. Below is Coach’s Byrd’s information from his induction to the National Basketball Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

Former Belmont University men’s basketball head coach Rick Byrd has been selected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2021, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Sunday.

Byrd, who systematically led Belmont to national prominence in both NCAA Division I and NAIA, ranks 12th all-time among NCAA Division I head coaches with 805 career victories.

The Knoxville, Tennessee native led Belmont to eight NCAA Tournament appearances (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2019) and 17 conference championships (10 regular season, seven tournament) in his final 14 years, national top 25 poll votes eight of his last nine years and notable victories over the likes of North Carolina, UCLA, Marquette, Cincinnati, Alabama, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Missouri, Stanford, Butler and Temple, among others.

Moreover, for programs with at least six decades of history, Byrd retired first among NCAA Division I head coaches when ranked by percentage of schools’ all-time wins; accounting for a staggering 62.4 percent of Belmont’s total victories.

A 14-time district or conference coach of the year, Byrd’s career conference winning percentage of .797 (447-114) ranks second in NCAA Division I, behind only Mark Few of Gonzaga.

Under Byrd’s leadership, the Bruin program was marked by sustained excellence, one of only nine NCAA Division I programs to win 19 or more games each of his final 14 seasons (BYU, Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina and San Diego State).

Five Belmont players earned Associated Press All-America recognition (Adam Sonn, Alex Renfroe, Ian Clark, J.J. Mann, Evan Bradds). Clark won an NBA Championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2017.

But of even greater significance to Byrd, Belmont established an unparalleled standard of academic achievement among NCAA Division I programs. Since 2001, Belmont leads the nation in Academic All-America selections (17, including Dylan Windler in 2019) and is the only program to rank among the nation’s best every year since inception of the Academic Progress Rate (APR).

Belmont has posted a team grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher 20 consecutive years and claimed the ‘Academic National Championship’ on InsiderHigherEd.com each of its last three NCAA Tournament appearances (2013, 2015, 2019).

Furthermore, in the NCAA Division I era, every Belmont player who completed eligibility under Byrd’s watch earned his degree, with only two scholarship student-athletes transferring out over his final 15 years.

Byrd served as NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules’ Committee Chairman from 2013-15, whereby sweeping measures including the reduction of the shot clock, expansion of the restricted arc for block/charge calls, and freedom of movement and pace of play were instituted.

Byrd received the 2012 NCAA Bob Frederick award for his lifelong commitment to sportsmanship, ethical conduct and fair play.

Prior to Belmont, Byrd served as head coach at Lincoln Memorial (TN) University and Maryville (TN) College.


Rick Insell - Wikipedia

No coach in Middle Tennessee women’s basketball history has produced the success that Rick Insell has in 16 seasons. Since his arrival to Middle Tennessee in 2005, Insell has led the Raiders to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances, five WNITs, coached five All-Americans and grew four WNBA Draft picks.

In his 16 years, the seven-time hall of fame inductee has established a track record unlike any other in the Lady Raiders’ rich women’s basketball history, while also creating lofty expectations. Entering his 17th season leading his alma mater’s women’s basketball program, Insell has also positioned Middle Tennessee as one of the winningest programs nationally.

Head Coach Rick Insell
• Has produced 1,153 total victories in a career spanning 40-plus seasons:
775-148 record at Shelbyville Central HS
378-138 record at Middle Tennessee State
• Inducted into the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association Hall of Fame, 2003
• Inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame, February, 2007. He is one of only six Tennesseans, and just the fourth coach, elected.
• 2010 recipient of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame’s Morgan Wootten Award for Lifetime Achievement for High School Girls Basketball.
• Inducted into Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, 2012
• Inducted into the Cannon County Sports Hall of Fame, 2013
• Inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, June 2017
• Inducted into the Blue Raiders Sports Hall of Fame, September 2017

Middle Tennessee State University (2005-Present)
• Middle Tennessee’s all-time winningest basketball coach (men or women) with 378 wins
• Currently 12th on the NCAA Division I Winningest Coaches List with a .733 winning percentage
• Has led Middle Tennessee into four Conference USA Championship games in seven seasons, winning three (2014, 2016, 2021)
• Became Middle Tennessee’s all-time winningest basketball coach (men or women) with MT’s 61-46 win against North Texas (1/26/19), which was career win No. 333 at the time
• Guided the Lady Raiders to their 900th win all-time with a 62-55 win at Charlotte (2/7/19), making them one of 32 Division I teams with 900 or more wins
• Collected career win No. 300 in the 2017-18 season opener at Vanderbilt
• Notched career win No. 250 in the first round of the WNIT vs. Ball State in 2015
• Team won consecutive postseason games for first time in program history in 2015
• Team has notched 20-plus wins 14 of 16 seasons
• Team has participated in national postseason tournament 15 consecutive years under Insell (10 NCAAs, 5 WNITs)
• Middle Tennessee has ranked in the Top 30 nationally in attendance 13 of 16 seasons
• Only coach in NCAA history to produce three consecutive NCAA scoring champions
• Led Middle Tennessee to seven Sun Belt Conference championships in eight-season span
• Has developed six All-Americans, six conference players of the year and four WNBA draft picks
• Three-time Coach of the Year
• Guided Middle Tennessee to school-record 30 wins in 2006-07

Shelbyville (Tenn.) Central HS (1978-2005)
• In 28 seasons, had Shelbyville Central in the Class AAA state championship game 15 times. Class AAA is the highest classification in Tennessee.
• Led Shelbyville Central High School to a TSSAA record 10 Class AAA state championships.
• Shelbyville Central was named USA Today National Champions in 1989 & 1991.
• Posted a 775-148 record for an 84 percent winning percentage.
• Four-time National Coach of the Year – USA Today 1989, 1991; Converse National High School Coach of the Year 1990, 1992.
• Guided teams to Tennessee state records for most consecutive wins (110), consecutive state titles (4) and most state championships for a coach (10).
• 1991 Shelbyville team selected as the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Team of the Year – the first high school team ever to be recognized.
• Received invitation to the Oval Office from President George H. W. Bush for academic and athletic achievement.
• Led Shelbyville to 23 district championships, 16 regional championships and 15 appearances in the TSSAA Class AAA state championship game

• Won three AAU National Championships (1988, 1998 and 2004)
• First coach of the Kodak High School All-American Game in 1992
• Served as coach of the South Team at the 2002 Olympic Festival, the first Youth Development Festival by USA Basketball

• Birthdate: June 5, 1951
• Hometown: Woodbury, Tenn.
• Spouse: the former Deb Spry
• Children: Tom, Kyle and Matt
• Parents: Charles and Dot Insell


BCAT Director Bruce Slatten inducted into the BCAT Hall of Fame.

Coach Slatten coached 23 years as head coach with a record of 512-234. He guided 4 different schools, Perry County, Cleveland, Culleoka, and Moore County that appeared in 13 district championship games, winning 11. They also appeared in 10 region championship games, winning 6. Reaching the Sub-State level 10 times and reaching the state tournament 5 times and the state final 4 three times.

He led Perry County to the State tournament in 1994, 95, 96, 97. In 1996 his Perry County team finished a State Runner-up with a 30-3 record and in 1997 they finished 37-0, including the State Championship.

He led Cleveland to the 1999 Sub-state with a 22-10 record.

His 2007 Culleoka team reached the State Tournament for the 1st time in school history advancing to the Final 4 with a 31-7 record. The 2008 Culleoka team also reached the Sub-state round. His 2009 team finished 30-2.

In 2011, 2012, and 2013 he led the Moore County girls to the Sub-state round.

He had the honor of coaching 5 Mr. or Miss Basketball finalists. As well he coached over 30 players that played at various levels of college basketball. He won District Coach of the Year 9 times and he is the only boys coach to be named Mid-State Coach of the Year 3 consecutive years by the Nashville Tennesseean.

In 2007 he helped found the Basketball Coaches Association of Tennessee and along with many great coaches that have helped the BCAT grow into what it is today, helping put together one of the best clinics in America and bringing in some of f the biggest names in basketball every year. He also represents Tennessee with the National High School Basketball Coaches Association (NHSBA) and has been on the ground floor of establishing NCAA recruiting events, including the BCAT Top 100 and the BCAT HOOPFEST Team Camp.


2022 BCAT HALL OF FAME Inductees



Teacher/Coach 30 Years (1973 – 2003)

    • Wayne County High School (1973 – 1976)
    • East Robertson High School (1976 – 1993)
      • Boys’ Basketball
        • 9 TSSAA State Tournament Appearances
        • 1983—First ever TSSAA State Championship
        • 4 TSSAA State Championships (1983, 1987, 1988, 1989)
    • Riverdale High School (1993 –1996)
    • Columbia Central High School (1996 – 2003)
      • Boys’ Basketball
        • Won District all 7 Years
        • Won Region 4 times
        • 3 TSSAA State Tournament berths
        • 1 TSSAA State Runner-Up

President Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association (TACA) 1 Year (1989)

  • Coach Collie’s Combined feats:
    • Overall Record:  655 – 213 (75%)
    • 21 District finals
    • 17 District Championships
    • 12 Regional Championships
    • 12 TSSAA State Tournament appearances
    • TSSAA State finals 6 times
    • Served as basketball coach to 3 Mr. Basketball winners, 3 Mr. Football Winners, and 2 Mr. Basketball Finalists
  • In December of 2001, Coach Collie was chosen to carry the Olympic Torch in recognition of his inspiration to many students and players in his career
  • Served in the United States Air Force from 1964 – 1968, and is a Vietnam Veteran (1966 – 1967)
  • 2004 TSSAA Hall of Fame inductee
  • 2022 East Robertson Athletic Hall of Fame inductee



•Played for the legendary Don Meyer at Lipscomb University
•33 years in the coaching profession… 27 as a head coach… Spent 3 years as a college assistant (Evansville & Lipscomb)
•Career Record 609-227
•Average 23 wins per year
•8 20-win seasons
•9 30-win seasons
•TSSAA record… 5 teams to the state tournament
•Has won 3 State Championships & 2 State Runners Up
•8 District Championships
•9 Regional Championships
•10-Time District Coach of the Year
•1 of 2 coaches to win a State Championship with 3 teams
•1 of 5 coaches to win a State Championship across 3 decades
•1 of 4 coaches to win a State Championship with boys team & a girls team
• Coached 6 Mr. or Miss Basketball Finalists or Winners
•40+ former players have signed to play college basketball


Barry Wortman is in his 12th year as the head coach at Blackman High School and his 32nd overall. In his 11 years at the helm of Blackman Basketball, he has an overall record of 280 – 58 (.828) with 8 district championships, 7 region championships, 10 sectional appearances, 7 sectional championships, 7 state tournament appearances, 3 final fours, and a state title in 2014.

Prior to returning to Murfreesboro, Wortman had head coaching stints at Shelbyville Central (1991 – 1993) Hickman County (1993 – 1997) Lavergne (1998 – 2006) Oak Ridge (2009 – 2010). With an overall record of 551 – 199 (.734) with 10 state tournament appearances, 2 state titles, and a state runner-up.

Coach Wortman also spent 3 seasons at Morehead State University as the Associate Head Coach. M.S.U won the Ohio Valley Conference championship in 2009, as well as, an NCAA appearance which included an NCAA Tournament win in 2009

Coach Wortman graduated from Newark High School in Newark, Ohio (1985) where he was a two-sport performer. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State (1989). A master’s degree in secondary education from Tennessee State University (1990). Barry teaches driver’s education at Blackman High School. Has a son Austin, and two grandsons Eli and Lincoln.\

2023 BCAT Hall of Fame

Dana McWilliams

Conference championships-16

District championships-11

Region championships-9

Sectional/sub state appearances -14

State championships-3 (2017,2018,2022)

State runner ups-3( 1999,2001,2016)

State Final Fours-3 (2007,2008,2020)

Games won as of Jan 9-  748

Record as of Jan 9 748-204

AF Bridges coach of the year 2002-03

AF Bridges Female Coach of the year 2021-2022

2017 TSSAA Coach of the Year

2018 Tennessean Coach of the year

2022 BCAT Coach of the Year

2021-22 TSSAA Distinguished Service Award

January 6th 2022 – Court dedication Upperman High school

2018 undefeated season 37-0

Miss basketball finalists -12 ( 5 winners)

28 players received college scholarships

2018 Inducted to Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame

30+ win seasons -10

David Russell

 Basketball coach at Medina (1976-1978 HS Girls & Boys, Jr. High Girls & Boys), Bradford (1979-1999 HS and Jr. High Girls) and Gibson Co. (2000-2010 HS Girls) Schools in West Tennessee.
*  Took Girls basketball teams to the TSSAA State Tournament 17 times.
*  Won 6 Girls State Basketball Championships (Bradford-1982, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998)  (Gibson Co High School  2010)
*  Nike High School All American Coach 1998
*  Tennessee Athletics Coaches Association Coach of the Year
*  Compiled over 950 wins in his 35 high school career.
*  Inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame/Gibson County Sports Hall of Fame
    College Career
*  Assistant women’s basketball coach at the University of Tennessee at Martin 2011-2020.
*  Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Champs 4 times 2011-2014.  Runner up 4 times.
*  NCAA Tournament 4 years, WNIT 3 years.

Jesus Patino

My Childhood:

I was born on Margarita Island, off the coast of Venezuela in 1962.  The youngest of six children, my mother called me a “miracle” because she was 47 when I was born. At 13, I began playing basketball. At the time, I was a little lost and missing my father, who had died. I met Coach Doug Hines, an American basketball coach who came to Venezuela to coach my team. Meeting him changed the direction of my life. His family adopted me as a teenager and brought me to Clinton, Mississippi where I graduated from high school and later Mississippi College. During my teen years I also played for the Venezuela Junior National Team and later, played 13 years in the Professional Basketball League.

Who I am:

Growing up on an island, my first love is saltwater fishing. My dream is to live near the ocean again and have center console boat.

Basketball is my second love. As a young person I thought I could play it forever. I’ve never become bored with it or gone away from it. Basketball is a huge part of my identity. Basketball has taken me all over world. The most important people in my life have come to me through basketball. I even met my wife at half court after a ballgame.

Finally, I am an avid reader. Learning is endless. I am in a constant pursuit of new knowledge or trying to improve what I already know. The Power of Positive Thinking is a foundational book that has helped me, personally, my players and students, and my family. That book changed my outlook on life. I love any reading that helps me be a better person.

My Ups and Downs:

I experienced so much success and fame as a professional player in my country. When I moved to the USA, my experience was quite different. I encountered racism- something that didn’t exist in Venezuela. An English professor told me my English was so bad that I “would never get a job”.  Some kids at Clinton High asked what I was. I didn’t look white or black. Later, when I got my teaching certificate, prospective employers either passed me over or made fun of my name- a very normal name for Spanish speakers.

I am a person who is motivated by adversity. I had the mindset that I would show everyone who doubted my abilities what I could really do and who I really am. I made the Dean’s List in every college I attended. I was inducted into the Who’s Who of American Teachers. I hold a Master of Education degree. I have been voted Tennessee Coach of the Year twice. I have had a beautiful life with my family and a successful career. I have been fortunate to have true friends and supportive coaches and mentors.


As a coach, I’ve never really been concerned about winning, or becoming a famous coach. I just love the game.  All I’ve really wanted to do was pay it forward. It being all the support I’ve been given throughout my life. My passion is to grow young men into great human beings.

My biggest coaching accomplishment is my long-lasting relationships with former players. A majority of them still come to me for advice on real life. I love that we still talk after so many seasons have passed. I tell my player and my staff that life is about relationships- on and off the court. The rest will work itself out.

Finally, there are two main factors that determine success.  One, the person’s determination and willingness to make sacrifices to achieve their goals. Two, how well the person bounces back from failure.  It is nearly impossible to become successful without inner motivation, listening to advice, and accepting the love of the people in your life path.

David Byrd

Head Basketball Coach for 25 years @Wayne County High School (1st year boys)
14 District Seasonal Championships
13 District Tournament Championships
13 Regional Championships
Won 14 out of 19 Sub-State Appearances
14 State Tournament Appearances (5 Elite Eight, 4 Final Fours, 3 Runner-ups, and 2 Championships.)
Overall high school record – 657-172
Coached the Western Division Twice in the TN All-Star game.
District 12A Coach of the Year – 10 times
Class A Midstate Coach of the Year – 6 times
Inducted into the Freed-Hardeman University Sports Hall of Fame for success in coaching.
2011 Times  Daily Coach of the Year
2011 TN Midstate Coach of the Year
2011 BCAT Class A Coach of the Year
2011 TN Girls Basketball Coach of the Year
NFHS 2011 South Sectional Coach of the Year for the sport of girls basketball
2011 Candidate for National Coach of the Year
Married to Sherry Byrd

2024 BCAT Hall of Fame



M.S. Physical Education, 1989 University of Tennessee

B.S. Physical Education, 1987 University of Tennessee

Married to Robby Collier, Special Education Teacher and Football Coach at Kingston High School

Mom of 4 daughters:

All 4 are Alumni of The Webb School of Knoxville K-12

Katie Wright in her 3rd year as Teacher/ Head Basketball Coach at Soddy Daisy, who is married to son in law, Andy Wright. Played Division I Basketball at MTSU. For Hall of Fame Rick Insel.

Sydney Collier UT Graduate, currently working on Masters in Counseling at LMU. Doing an Internship at Ebenezer Coumseling.

Casey Collier Lipscomb University Graduate in Marketing. Played D I basketball at Lipscomb University. Currently the Assistant Coach at Lenoir City High School.

Britney Collier is a Junior at the University of Tennessee in Fashion Design.

AUGUST 2023 took the Head Coaching position at LENOIR CITY HIGH SCHOOL after being at Webb for 25 years. Also, teaching Physical Education.

08/98-2023 THE WEBB SCHOOL of KNOXVILLE (25 years)

Assistant Athletic Director and Head Women’s Basketball Coach

*Earned 6 State Championship titles 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2018

*Earned 4 State Runner -up titles 2008, 2011, 2013, 2016

*Earned 16 State Tournament appearances

*Earned 14 Regional Championships

*Coached 9 Division I players (Glory Johnson All American and WNBA player), 8 Division II Players, 1 Junior College player and 2 NAIA players

*5 TSSAA Miss Basketball Winners

*2007 and 2012 Prep Extra Coach of the Year


Head Women’s Basketball Coach and Department Head of Physical Education

*Earned Regional Runner-Up title in 1995

*Coach Division I player, Dana Carter (Belmont University)


Head Women’s Basketball Coach

*East TN Coach of the Year, 1992

*1992 lead the team to their first State Tournament Appearance. This was the first for any sport in the history of the school

*Earned Region Championship title in 1992

1987-1989 University of Tennessee Graduate Assistant

*Assistant Coach to the Tennessee Lady Vols under the leadership of Pat Summitt

*Earned a National Championship title in 1989

1983-1987 University of Tennessee

Team Member, Lady Vols Basketball

*Captain of the first National Championship Team, 1987

*Most Valuable player, 1986 Mid East Regional Championship

*Played in 3 Final Fours Championships- 1984, 1986, 1987

*Earned the Leadership Award Sophomore, Junior and Senior years

*SEC Champions 1985


Graduated in the first class of Anderson County High School 1983

Freshman- Junior Year attended Lake City High School

Other Significant Accomplishments

*2012 AAU, 6th Grade National Champions as Head Coach of the TN Fury

*2006-2012, 3 time AAU Champions and finished 4th in the Nation with KGC Lady Pride Boys and Girls Club

*Played with Athletes in Action 1984 Travel to Russia, Poland and West Germany

*High School Street and Smith All American

*Inducted into the Lady Vol Hall of Fame

*Inducted into the Boys and Girls Club North Anderson County Hall of Fame

*Inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame



1974 – 2024

Oak Ridge Jr. Highs:  Jefferson and Robertsville   1974-1995

First 3 years as an assistant

1977-1995:  Head Girls Basketball Coach at Robertsville Jr. High

Oak Ridge High School               Assistant Coach            1995-2003

3 State Championships and 6 State Runner-ups

Total record in Oak Ridge:  500-71

Greeneville High School             2003-2005          Head Coach

1 State Final Four Record:  56-13

State Tournament in both seasons


Shelbyville Central High School   2005-2010                      Head Coach

Record:  125-42

State Runner-up – 2 State Tournament appearances

Middle Tennessee State University           2010-2012          Assistant Coach

Middle Tennessee Christian School          2012-2021          Head Coach

Record:  120-78

2 Region Semifinals

Lebanon High School     2021-2024          Assistant Coach



Basketball Coaches Association of Tennessee: Founding Member, Regional Director

Warren Co. High School 1990-1995: 90-56

Gallatin High School 1995-present 508-341

Overall Record to date 598-397

2001 AAA State Runner-Up

2000 AAA State Semi-Finals

2003 AAA State Quarter-Finals

2019 AAA Sectionals

1999 AAA Sub-State

6 Regular Season District Championships

5 District Tournament Championships

3 Region Championships

Winningest Coach at Gallatin High School

6X District Coach of the Year

4X Sumner County Coach of the Year


Marty Sisco has achieved iconic status in the Tennessee High School basketball coaching ranks with a legendary career that has spanned more than five decades.

Sisco led Union City High School to three Class 2A state championships over an eight-year period in the 1990s and served as a paraprofessional assistant coach for his son, Shane, on the Tornadoes’ 2006 and ’08 Class 1A title squads.

With 554 career victories in 25 total seasons, Marty enjoyed unprecedented success during a 10-year stint at UCHS after beginning his coaching career at his alma mater in Kenton.

His remarkable run with the Golden Tornadoes was punctuated by an amazing 64-12 (.842) postseason record. He directed the Twisters to five state tournaments, eight substate trips, seven district championships, and six regional titles during his decade with the Purple and Gold.

Additionally, he directed Kenton to three substate trips and a pair of state tourney appearances during his 15 seasons at the Warrior helm.

In nine of his 10 seasons at UCHS, Marty’s teams won 20 or more games and his .760 winning percentage during that time is the best in program history.

He was inducted into the prestigious Union City High School Hall of Honors at the conclusion of his head coaching career.

Marty has been an LPL Financial Advisor at Discovery Partners Investment Center since leaving full-time coaching and the education profession. He and his wife Dianne will be married 58 years this year and have three children and six grandchildren.


The winningest head boys’ basketball coach in Union City High School program history, Shane Sisco began his 25th season at the Tornado helm with the 2023-24 campaign.

Sisco led the Tornadoes to Class 1A state championships in 2006 and 2008 and his 2015 squad recorded a state runner-up finish.

His teams have won 20 games or more in 19 of his 24 previous seasons – three Nmes winning 30 or more, including a perfect 37-0 run on the way to the 2006 Ntle. The Purple and Gold has won nine district tournament championships during his tenure and has advanced to the substate/secNonal 10 Nmes, including in three of the past four seasons.

Sisco’s 545 wins on the Twister bench are nearly 300 more than the No. 2 person on the all-Nme program list.

A 1988 graduate of UCHS, Shane earned a B.S. Degree from UT MarNn, where he was a member of the basketball team.

He served as a graduate assistant coach at UT Knoxville from 1992-93.

He is married to Stephanie (Speed) Sisco and has two sons, Will and Wes. He also has a stepdaughter, Corey Anne (Youree) France, and two grandchildren.