Scott Central Basketball Coach Harrison Steps Down

Scott Central girls basketball coach Chad Harrison announced Wednesday that he has resigned after 19 seasons on the sideline. He will continue to work for the Scott County School District.

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After his rebels reached three state championship games in four years, Scott Central girls basketball coach Chad Harrison has resigned. Harrison told Newscenter 11 during the season that this would be his last run with the Rebels, but did not make it official until Wednesday.

In 19 seasons, Harrison coached the Lady Rebels to three state championships, two of those in the last four seasons. National spotlight came upon his team when senior Victoria Vivians became the state's all-time leading scorer and Scott Central finished runner-up to H.W. Byers in the 2014 2A state championship game.

"I think the individual heroics of Victoria Vivians, over the last two years especially, have been unprecedented, and you know, I got an opportunity to coach the Mississippi-Alabama all-star game, and that's a great honor to get recognized by your peers," said Harrison. "It just appears to be a good time to step down and look at some other opportunities in education."

Harrison says he'll continue to work in Federal Programs and Testing for the Scott County School District.


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