Eads Discusses How He Got Lady Greyhound Basketball Back on Track
The MACC Lady Greyhounds under Dick Halterman made back-to-back appearances in the national tournament game, winning it all in 1982. But, the program fell apart in 1985-86 when coach Jim Sielschott resigned at the start of the season. Enter Alan Eads, who had coached across town at Moberly High School. The Trenton, Missouri native directed a re-build that saw the program go from 4-20 to a mark of 30-3 and a third place finish at the 1987 national tournament…..
Among that freshman group, Eads landed the Brooks sisters from Milwaukee…..
Losing just Sabrina Brooks to the University of Nebraska, Eads and the 1988 Lady Hounds followed up with a fifth place national tournament finish. Eads won five region championships in eight years. He never won a national title, but often it took the best to beat his teams….
Eads watched one of the best individual seasons by a Lady Hound player, when Sonya Harlin averaged 33.5 points per game, including a single game school-record 58 in 1991-92…
Eads final MACC team in 1993-94 also captured fifth place in the country and was led by a trio of area players….
Alan Eads was inducted in the MACC Booster Club Hall of Fame in 2008. He left Moberly to become an assistant coach at Southeast Missouri State. Eads resigned this offseason as the women’s coach at Missouri S&T, wrapping up a 19-year run leading the Miners.
Eads was our guest on the Chariton Valley Magic City Sports Talk Show on Friday. You can hear the full program in the sports section of centralmoinfo.com.