Wiley College Womens Basketball
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Courtney Garrett Pruitt, Head Coach
Courtney Garrett Pruitt joined the Wiley College family in May 2011 as the head women's basketball coach. She began her coaching career at Lon Morris College in 2005. During her tenure, she assisted the team to the Region 14 conference semi-finals. After three years of coaching at Lon Morris, she continued her professional growth and became the head coach at Ranger College for two years.
In 2008-2010 during her years at Ranger College, she produced three conference players with an outstanding record marking the history books for the school accomplishments in women's basketball. In 2010-2011, Pruitt continued her coaching career as she was named the assistant coach at Tyler Junior College. She help lead the team to a 23-8 record as they produced one All-American and three all-conference players.
Coach Pruitt earned her Associate of Science Degree in Chemistry from Lon Morris College in 2003. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Management from Newberry College in 2005. Coach Pruitt later earned her Master's of Education in Kinesiology/Health Science from Stephen F. Austin in 2008. She is married to her husband Brent of five years and they have two beautiful children Kourjyn and Baylee.
Larry Hygh, Sr, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
Mr. Larry Hygh, Sr. has been coaching and teaching for 33 years in the public schools system in Texas, and now enters his first year on the Lady Wildcats’ staff in August 2010. Coach Hygh has worked at Karnack, Waskom and Marshall High School respectively where he has served as a head and assistant coach in a variety of sports.
In 1977-1991, he worked at Karnack High School as the Head Coach for the Boy’s Basketball team. During his tenure, he won Five District Championships in 1977-79, 1986, 1989; three Bi-District Championships in 1982, 1984 and 1987; and three Area Championships. He assisted with the success of a State Championship with Track and Field in 1987. In 1993-1999, coach Hygh worked at Waskom High School, where he served as the head boy’s basketball coach leading the young men to a District Championship in 1997 and making several playoff games. During his 14 years with the Marshall Maverick’s, Coach Hygh served as an assistant in several sports. In the last 10 years, he helped guide the girls’ program to several playoff appearances.
Coach Hygh obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Health & Physical Education from Wiley College in 1972. He also received a Master’s of Education from Prairie View A & M University 1982. He is a member of the Texas High School Coaches Association 300 Victory Club and a life long member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He and his wife have been married over 35 years and are the proud parents of three children and have four grandchildren.