Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area Sports

April 14, 2014

SMHS proudly welcomes new girls basketball coach

CROSSVILLE — Stone Memorial High School has hired Greg Tipps as the new Lady Panther basketball coach, replacing John Walker who has resigned to accept an assistant basketball coaching position at Rhea County High School.

Tipps graduated from Moore County High School in 1992 where he played in three state tournaments for the Raiders Basketball program. 

Following high school, Tipps enrolled at MTSU in Murfreesboro, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education and health in 1999.  After graduating from MTSU, he returned home to Moore County, winning a state championship as an assistant coach with the boys’ basketball team. 

The next stop he would take the head girls coaching position at Coffee County, where he coached the Gatorade State Player of the Year, Amber Benjamin. 

Tipps returned to his hometown of Moore County and was the head coach of the girls program, winning two district championships and making a sub-state appearance in 2006.  Most recently, Tipps has served as the head coach of the girls basketball program at Loretto High School, a position held for the past seven years. 

Tipps has coached the Loretto High School Mustangs to the state tournament in three of the last four seasons and advanced to two final four appearances. 

He will be moving to the Crossville area with his wife, Paige and son, Brendon.

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