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Tiffany Jones named Broken Arrow's varsity girls basketball head coach

Tiffany Jones, who served as Broken Arrow High School varsity girls basketball interim head coach this past season, has had the interim title removed and was officially named the Lady Tigers varsity girls head girls coach Wednesday.

“Coach Jones is a tireless worker who is not only committed to putting the best team on the floor each game, but she is also all about the student athletes,” said Ken Ellett, Broken Arrow Public Schools athletic director. “She does a fabulous job helping young people make the right decisions in their day to day lives, while also helping them become the best basketball players they can be. I am confident she will continue to do all the right things to keep Broken Arrow Lady Tiger basketball as one of the top programs in the state.”

Jones took over a team that lost nearly 70 percent of its scoring to graduation. Led by all-state player Jalise Smallwood, the Lady Tigers finished 13-11 and reached the regional finals under Jones’ leadership.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this program,” Jones said. “Our goals as a program are to be successful on the court and produce young ladies who are equipped to be successful in college basketball if they chose to continue their basketball careers, or in life after high school.

“As coaches, we can teach life lessons through our sports that instill qualities and character traits that are foundational for success in any occupation. Success on and off the court is our goal.”

Jones joined the Broken Arrow High School staff in 2011 as a history teacher and assistant basketball coach. Before coming to BA, she was the head girls basketball coach at Duncan High School for two years.

While at Duncan, Jones was named the 2004 Lawton Constitution large-school Coach of the Year and the 2004 Region Coach of the Year from the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association.

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