Coach Bates Named as Thirty Under 30 Honoree

LHS Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Tyler Bates has been recognized by the WBCA Thirty Under 30 program as an up-and-coming women’s basketball coach age 30 and under.  The honor is bestowed upon those that exemplify involvement in community service, their mentorship and impacting others, professional manner and attitude and professional association involvement.

Coach Bates will be recognized at the Women’s Final Four in Tampa, Florida alongside all of the other coaches and players from D1, D2, D3, NAIA, JUCO, and HS in the USA.

Coach Bates commented, "I am humbled and grateful to be recognized among such a great group of young coaches in the world of women's basketball. I have had the privilege of working with so many outstanding young women during my coaching career. These players have taught me life lessons that extend far beyond the basketball court."

"I want to thank the WBCA and their voting committee for this special honor - former Marietta College head coach Stacia Shrider for giving me a chance to work on her staff as an undergrad - current Marietta College head coach Kole Vivian for nominating me for this award and serving as such a great mentor/friend - my administration and the community of the Loudonville-Perrysville School District for taking a chance on a 22-year old with no head coaching experience to run his own program - and my family, friends and assistant coaches for the love, support and patience that any truly successful coach needs. God has blessed me in ways that I never could have imagined." 

To read the WBCA press release, click HERE.  Congratulations, Coach Bates!