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Whitney (Ballinger) Hooper has accepted the girls’ basketball head coaching position at Meade County High School.
Hooper, a two-time NAIA Player of the Year at Campbellsville University, leaves her position at Taylor County after two seasons.
“It’s a little better opportunity and a little closer to home,” Hooper said on Monday night. “And, that was a big factor.
“The toughest part is telling the kids (that you’re leaving) after the relationships we’ve built.”
Hooper said a former coach at Gallatin County when she played at Carroll County and his wife used to be an assistant at her alma mater influenced her decision.
“They (the Lady Waves) have one of the best seniors in the state in Morgan Turner and have a chance to win that district (the 11th in the Third Region) year-in and year-out,” Hooper said.
“(Her husband) Clay is coaching football and will have a job there and it’s about the same distance from both her parents.
“It really played out well.”