The Lakeland School Board officially approved Sheila Moore to be the next head coach of the Lakeland High School girls basketball program this past Monday night.
Moore replaces Kati Todd, who resigned earlier this spring. Moore served as the junior varsity coach under Todd this past season.
“I’m very excited to get this opportunity,” said Moore, a 1981 graduate of Centreville High School in Michigan where she earned four varsity letters in basketball. She then played two years at Glen Oaks Community College and graduated with an Associate’s degree in business.
“Having been here (at Lakeland) last year, I know how important basketball is to this community,” Moore continued. “We have a lot of kids who love the game and are willing to put in the time to get better. I see a lot of positive possibilities for the program.”
With seven of the 12 players who dressed for sectional, including last year’s Co-Most Valuable Offensive Player award winner Ashtin Kaminer, scheduled to return this upcoming season, Moore hopes the transition to a new coaching staff will be as smooth as possible. “I know the kids and the kids know what to expect from me,” Moore stated.
The 2012-13 campaign will mark the 32nd year in coaching for Moore. She spent the first 30 years of her coaching career at her high school alma mater, the first 11 years at the junior high level, the next four as the reserve coach and the last 15 (1996-2011) as the head coach of the Lady Bulldogs. Centreville captured a Class C District championship during her tenure.
Sheila is married to Drannon Moore, a 1979 graduate of Lakeland High School. They have one daughter, Chelsea Hestor.