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Guard's climbing wall challenges residents
Brown named TTU head coach

Byrdstown teen killed in Pickett crash

 

 

Guard's climbing wall challenges residents

 

Beth Underwood/OCN staff
Michael Ward approaches the top of the rock-climbing wall set up in front of O'Reilly Auto Parts on Friday, June 16. The wall was set up by Livingston National Guard, which invited passersby for a free climb. The objective was not only to offer the free wall-climbing, but to also share the benefits - including money to further education, and a $20,000 sign-on bonus - the National Guard is offering those who want to serve their country. For more information on the National Guard contact Staff Sergeant Mike Ward at (931) 823-5333 or (931) 319-1281.

 

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Brown named TTU head coach

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Amy Brown speaks at the Friday, June 16 press conference announcing her promotion to head coach of Tennessee Tech's women's basketball team.

Amy Brown, a key member of the Tennessee Tech women's basketball coaching staff for the past 10 years, has been promoted to the post of head coach.

Brown, 33, was named Friday, June 16 to replace retiring Bill Worrell, who has directed the highly successful program for 20 years. Brown will become only the third head coach in the program's 36-year, championship-filled history.

A native of Livingston, Brown will assume her new role September 2, when Worrell's retirement takes effect.

TTU Director of Athletics Mark Wilson said, "The best person to continue the program's winning tradition is already right here in Amy Brown.

"We know first-hand that Amy is an exceptional coach. She knows the X's and O's of coaching, but she also understands every aspect of the game from the perspective of both a player and a coach. She has been successful in both roles. She has won championships as both a player and a coach, and she has been to the NCAA tournament as both."

During her 10 seasons on the Tech coaching staff, Brown has helped compile a 205-95 overall record and a 134-38 mark against Ohio Valley Conference foes.

In addition to six OVC regular season championships in the past 10 years, she helped lead TTU to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances in 1999 and 2000.

"Amy will be the next women's basketball coach to win 300-plus games at Tennessee Tech," Wilson said in making the announcement at a press conference Friday morning.

Tech is the only Division I school to boast two head coaches of its women's basketball program with more than 300 wins each. Marynell Meadors led Tech from 1970 through 1985, winning 363 games. Worrell's 20-year tenure led to 408 victories.

"We decided to make the announcement of Amy's promotion at this time to provide the coaching staff time to transition and to allow them to have continuity in their recruiting," Wilson said.

Brown has been instrumental in the success of the Tech women's program during her 10 years on the staff. A proven winner on the court during her playing days - first at Livingston Academy and then with a powerful Louisiana Tech squad - she has also proven to have a winning way while working the sidelines.

"From recruiting to on-floor coaching, she has been a key reason that Tennessee Tech is a perennial contender for the Ohio Valley Conference championship and national post-season competition," Wilson said.

Brown recently completed her 10th season overall on the Tech basketball coaching staff, her fifth season as associate head coach alongside Worrell.

"Amy's role as associate head coach reflects how instrumental she has been to the overall well-being of the women's basketball program," Wilson said.

She helped Tech claim five consecutive Ohio Valley Conference championships between 1998 and 2002, and capture the 2006 crown last winter.

Among her duties, Brown has worked with Tech's post players and was also involved in the team's game preparations and recruiting.

A four-year starter for the nationally prominent Lady Techster program, Brown graduated from Louisiana Tech in 1996 with a bachelor of science degree in health and physical education with a math minor. She received her master's from Tennessee Tech in instructional leadership.

During Brown's career at Louisiana Tech, the Lady Techsters reached the NCAA tournament all four seasons and reached the championship game at the Final Four in 1994. Posting career averages of 9 points and 4 rebounds per game, Brown shot 48% from the field and 81% from the foul line.

At Livingston Academy, she was a member of USA Today's Top 25 Super Team after averaging more than 20 points per game as a senior. She helped lead Livingston Academy to the 1990 Class AA state championship, and was named Miss Basketball in Tennessee as a senior.

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Byrdstown teen killed in Pickett crash

A Byrdstown teenager was killed in a traffic accident in Pickett County on Saturday night, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Shyna D. Perry, 16, of Byrdstown, died in the one-vehicle accident.

She was a passenger in a car that ran off the road and overturned at 11:20 p.m. June 17, according to the report by THP Trooper Neal Matthews.

The crash happened on Pendergrass Road as Nikki L.Rigney, 16, also of Byrdstown, was driving a 1996 Chrysler, and Shyna D. Perry was riding in the front passenger seat, the report says.

Rigney lost control of the car on a curve, and it ran off the road on the right hand side and overturned.

The passenger, who was not using a seat belt, was ejected out of the driver's side window, the trooper said.

The driver was not using a seat belt and was injured in the crash.

In the opinion of the trooper, use of safety belts might have made a difference in the outcome of the accident.

Investigation into the crash is continuing, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol.

 

 

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