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Clinton High School has a new girls’ basketball coach. Athletic Director Dan Jenkins said former Lady Dragon standout Alicia Phillips has been hired to succeed Tonya Lively-Snyder, who stepped down after 15 years on the bench last month.
During her illustrious high school career, Phillips (then Brown) set several school records. After graduating from Clinton, she received a scholarship to play softball for the University of Tennessee and played two seasons there, including an appearance in the Women’s College World Series.
She later transferred to Maryville College, where she continued her softball career and got back on the court for the Lady Scot basketball team.
She served a three-year stint as head coach of the Clinton Middle School Lady Hawks basketball team and spent last year as an assistant coach for the Lady Dragons under Lively-Snyder. She also teaches math at the high school.
Jenkins said Phillips has not yet put together her coaching staff, but that her assistants should be named within the next few weeks.
The Clinton High administration will now turn its attention toward finding a new softball coach, as Phillips will be relinquishing that position in order to assume control of the Lady Dragon basketball program.
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