Sligh is indeed familiar with Motlow, having recruited multiple former Bucks to play at William Jewell. Mark Mason played at Motlow in 2010 and became an all-conference guard at Jewell. Sligh was also instrumental in landing four players from Motlow following the 2012 season – Ricky Tisdale, Andrew Scofield, John Taylor and Chris Jordon.
He graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Covenant College in May 2005 and earned a master’s degree in health and physical education from Northwest Missouri State in August 2012.
He becomes the 11th coach for the Motlow Bucks since the school began playing men’s basketball in 1969, and inherits one of the nation’s most successful junior/community college programs over the previous half-dozen years. Motlow men’s basketball has a 131-43 record during the past six years, a 75-percent winning percentage.
Sligh comes into a challenging situation at Motlow. The Bucks won their first TCCAA tournament championship in 30 years last season and made their first-ever trip to the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament. Half the 2012-13 team graduated, and it is unclear how many eligible players from last year will return for the coming season.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.thunder1320.com/?p=26782