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Stafford tabbed CHS girls’ coach
by H. Lee Smith II
Jul 01, 2014 | 85 views | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Turns out Fred Stafford had a good reason for recently resigning from his basketball and football positions at Corinth Middle School.

He’s got a new gig.

Stafford will become the 12th head coach of the Corinth Lady Warriors’ basketball program when the season tips off in November. The season opener will also serve as the program’s 41st since returning from an extended hiatus in 1974-75.

The former Biggersville, Northeast and University of North Alabama standout replaces Patricia Barr, who directed CHS to a school-record 73 wins and six North Half Tournament appearances in seven seasons.

Under Barr, the Lady Warriors also claimed two of their three Alcorn County Tournament titles and will be the reigning champions heading into the 2015 event.

Stafford led the Lions to the 1987 Alcorn County Tournament championship his senior campaign. It was BHS’ first title since 1968 and would be the last until 1997.

He would go on to help Northeast reach the NJCAA National Tournament before earning All-Tournament honors in 1991 as UNA claimed the National Championship.

CHS was 11-16 in 2013-14, the fourth straight double-digit winning season. The Lady Warriors have won 10 or more contests just 15 times in 40 seasons, but eight of those have come in the past 11 seasons.

The Lady Warriors have produced just two winning campaigns -- 1982-83 under the late Bill Horton and 2005-06 behind a school-record 19 wins under current boy’s coach Keith Greene.

Greene, who helped provide the program’s first ACT title in 2005, also owns the lone breakeven mark with a 13-13 showing the same season.
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