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KC set to hire Nimz as new basketball coach

By KC Sports Information
April 15, 2015 at 12:54 p.m.
Updated April 15, 2015 at 12:54 p.m.


KILGORE — Anna Nimz, who has spent the past five seasons as head coach at Labette Community College in Parsons, Kansas, has accepted the head coaching position and will be named the next head coach of the Kilgore College Lady Rangers’ basketball team.

The move is official pending board approval. A press conference to introduce Nimz is set for 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Devall Room on the Kilgore College campus.

“My experience at Labette as the head coach has afforded me the opportunity to grow as a leader and a coach,” Nimz said. “When I first heard of the opening at Kilgore I inquired immediately. I truly believe I am ready to take on a new challenge. I have learned what it takes to build a program and develop young women as student-athletes.”

Nimz also served as assistant athletic director for LCC since 2012. LCC competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Jayhawk Conference, known nationally as one of the nation’s toughest junior college basketball conferences.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in 2008 and master’s degree in 2009 from Pittsburg State University (Kan.) where she was also an assistant women’s basketball coach from 2008-10.

Nimz will take over for Roy Thomas who coached the Lady Rangers for nine seasons and compiled a 128-117 record at Kilgore.

The Lady Rangers finished 7-20 overall and 4-16 in the Region XIV Conference this past season.

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