After 13 years as head coach for the Schuyler County girls basketball team, Thomas Kirkland is ready for a new challenge with the Macon Tigerettes. This past season Kirkland directed the Lady Rams to a 23-6 record and their first district title since 1999. He explains what attracted him to the Macon job.
Kirkland spent two years as the head girls coach at South Nodaway before moving into assistant coaching roles with the boys’ teams at Higbee and Harrisburg. He arrived at Schuyler County in 2010. He discusses some of the lessons he’s learned in his previous coaching stops.
Kirkland joins a Macon program that went 9-18 last season. Kirkland says he’s gotten to see many of his new players in action this summer.
Kirkland says there will be some changes from the style Macon will play compared to his Schuyler County teams.
Kirkland’s first task at Macon will be serving as the girls golf coach for the fall season. This will be Kirkland’s first stint as a head varsity golf coach.