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marsha sharp - dick risenhoover award 2006


Marsha Sharp - Basketball

Why Honored: Sharp began her coaching career at Lockney and stayed there for six years, with a 126-63 record. She then coached a year as Tech’s assistant before becoming head coach for 24 years. In 1993, Sharp led the Lady Raiders to Tech’s first team national championship. Overall, she had a 572-189 career record, a 97 percent player graduation rate, 18 NCAA tournament appearances, and five Southwest Conference titles. Sharp was the SWC Coach of the Year five times, the Big 12 Coach of the Year twice, and the president of Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. 

When Sharp first started coaching at Tech, there were 200 people in the stands. Before she retired in 2006, she drew a crowd of 11,935.