Michelle Wyatt begins her seventh year as head coach of the Lady Texans. In her first six campaigns, Wyatt has led the Lady Texans to a record of 145 wins compared to only 38 losses (.792), including a 63-15 mark in Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) games.
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 second 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 finished 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 her spare time Lisle enjoys spending time at the lake, wakeboarding, and working out.
Mendy Wyatt begins her first year as head athletic trainer at South Plains College after spending the previous 3 1/2 years as an athletic trainer and Outreach Services Coordinator for Lubbock Sports Medicine where she coordinated schedules for twenty-eight high school outreach programs in addition to supervising athletic trainers in an outreach setting, among many other duties.
At South Plains College, Wyatt's primary responsibilities include direct care of Texan and Lady Texan student-athletes, supervision of student athletic trainers, as well as management and administration of the athletic training room. She is no stranger to SPC as she has helped cover events in the past and has served as Coach Michelle Wyatt's summer camp trainer for six years.
The native of Abilene also has previous work experience as an athletic trainer at Covenant Sports Medicine (1997-2007), Abilene Muscle and Joint Clinic (1993-1996), and Ryder High School (1992-1993) in Wichita Falls.
Wyatt received a bachelor's degree from McMurry University and has earned hours toward a Masters of Athletic Training degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). She is currently working to finish a masters degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Married in 1995, Wyatt and her husband Robert have twin boys, Alex and Ryan, who are currently in the seventh grade. Wyatt's hobbies include reading, working with rescue animals, and watching her children play sports.
Ellie is from Astoria, Oregon a small town on the coast. She attended Astoria High School where she played volleyball and graduated in 2002. She majored in Human Physiology at the University of Oregon, graduating in 2006. She is now in her second year in the Master of Athletic Training Program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and will graduate in May. Ellie will be working with all of the SPC teams during the fall. Her hobbies include playing fantasy football and watching the Ducks whenever possible. Her favorite athlete is Steve Nash. She first became interested in athletic training when she was injured in high school.
High School: Graduated from Rule High School in 2010 … participated in cheerleading, basketball, track, and cross country … qualified for both regional track and cross country meets.
Intended College Major: Pre-physical Therapy
Hobbies: Rodeo, running, and being with family.
Personal: Born December 12, 1991 in Abilene, Texas, Kate is the daughter of Keith and Jane Rowan and she has one sibling … Favorite athlete is Stran Smith.
High School: Graduated from Paducah High School in 2011 … Was a standout basketball player as she was named to the All-District and 2nd Team All-Region … Also a regional qualifier in tennis and track and served as a manager for the volleyball team.
Intended College Major: Criminal Justice
Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family.
Personal: Born May 7, 1993 in Childress, Texas, Shunequa is the daughter of Manual Hampton and Annette Walker and she has three siblings.
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