Michelle Wyatt begins her ninth-year as head coach of the Lady Texans. In her first eight campaigns, Wyatt has led the Lady Texans to a record of 179 wins compared to only 64 losses (.737), including a 80-24 (.769) mark in Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) games.
Most recently, Wyatt led the Lady Texans to a share of the Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) championship in 2013 for SPC’s sixth league title in women’s basketball. The Lady Texans finished their championship season with an overall record of 25-6 and a league mark of 11-3.
A victory over New Mexico Junior College on February 2, 2006 began a remarkable 44-game home winning streak that included three seasons in which the Lady Texans did not lose a game at home (2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09). The Lady Texans maintained that record through the first seven home games of the 2009-10 season before falling to Midland on February 8, 2010.
Wyatt’s teams also excel in the classroom and were acknowledged for their hard work after the 2008-09 season when they finished seventh in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic top 20 poll for community colleges, posting a 3.26 team grade point average.
After serving as an assistant to SPC legend Lyndon Hardin for six years, Wyatt took over as head coach in 2005.
In her first year as head coach, Wyatt led the Lady Texans to a 25-6 record and a spot in the Region V tournament championship game. In her second season, the Lady Texans went 31-2 and won a WJCAC Co-Championship and were ranked No. 1 in the nation for much of the year. In 2007-08, SPC finished with a record of 26-4. The Lady Texans again won the WJCAC Championship and advanced to the Region V Championship game.
Wyatt is a graduate of Spur High School and played college basketball for two years at Abilene Christian University before transferring to Wayland Baptist for her last two years of eligibility.
During her senior year, the Flying Queens finished 30-5 and were 1992 NAIA national runners-up.
Wyatt started her coaching career as a graduate assistant at Texas Christian University from 1993-95. She left TCU to become an assistant at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. She then became an assistant at Wayland Baptist for three years. She joined the SPC staff as an assistant in 1999.
Wyatt has worked camps at Wayland Baptist University, Texas Christian University, Texas Tech University and South Plains College. She was Co-Director of the annual Wyatt-White Basketball Camp in Spur, Texas in 1995-96, a camp she conducted with her cousin Lance White, an assistant coach at Florida State University. She oversaw a varsity camp, a day camp and a mini-camp designed especially for kindergarten through third graders.
In her spare time, Wyatt enjoys running and participated in the Boston Marathon in 1999. She also enjoys playing golf.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and a minor in Biology. She earned her Master’s degree in Sport Pedagogy from Texas Christian University.
Tara Lisle begins her fourth season as an assistant coach for the Lady Texan basketball squad. She played for South Plains College from 2003-2005 and was a member of the 2005 squad that won WJCAC and Region 5 championship before finishing fourth in the NJCAA national tournament.
Upon graduating from SPC in 2005, Lisle continued her playing career at Tarleton State University where she graduated in 2008 with a degree in Exercise and Sport Studies and recently completed a Master's degree in Kinesiology at Tarleton State University in 2011.
In her spare time Lisle enjoys spending time at the lake, wakeboarding, working out and recently picked up racquetball.
Joe Walker enters his fifth year at South Plains
College. Hired in October, 2008, Walker
came to South Plains College from Texas Tech University where he served as the
Director of Operations for Track and Field and Cross Country for four years.
At SPC he assists with marketing and promotions of the athletic department, handles statistics at basketball games, responds to media requests regarding sports programs, and assists with UIL activities, among other duties assigned by the athletic director.
Additionally, Walker was instrumental in creating and now coordinates the NJCAA Region 5 website and is responsible for communicating with coaches from around the region to gather scores and other information relevant to the schools competing in Region 5.
Walker is a 2003 graduate of the University of Arkansas and attained a
Masters degree in education from Sul Ross State University in 2011.
1997-98, 2001-02, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2012-13
Region V Champions
1976-77, 1989-90, 2004-05
1989-90 6th place
2004-05 4th place