Coach Marshall Obliterates Doubt


The Lady Pioneers are 16-2 overall this season, are leading the nation in scoring with an average of 104.6 points scored per game, and have just moved up to tenth place in USA Today’s Sports Division Top 25 Coaches Poll. Coach Charles Marshall is obliterating any doubt that his team is equipped to handle anything, even a new head coach mid-season.   

Coach Bunky Harkleroad left his position as the head coach of the Lady Pioneers to lead the women’s basketball program at Sacramento State. During his time at GSC, the team accumulated an impressive 91-31 overall record and won both a WVIAC Tournament Championship and a WVIAC Regular Season Championship. They also made it to the NCAA Division II Tournament, twice.

One of Bunky’s most impressive achievements was that the team standings improved every season. However, he did not accomplish this alone. Coach Marshall was the assistant coach for the two highly successful seasons from 2010-2012. Furthering the likelihood that the change will continue to run smootlyh is the fact that both Coach Harkleroad and Coach Marshall hail from Berea College in Kentucky. Their common background guarantees continuity of what many have identified as the Ladies’ fast-paced, up-tempo style with heavy emphasis on both three-point shooting and a full-court press. This bodes well for the Lady Pioneers legacy of success.

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