New Coach Working Hard At Motlow

Dominic Tharpe

Dominic Tharpe

Former Motlow College basketball player and men’s assistant coach Dominic Tharpe is hard at work after being named the new head coach of the Lady Bucks’ program in early July.
His first order of business was to hold an open tryout on Saturday, July 19, at Copperweld Arena on the Motlow Moore County campus. He then appeared on the Sports Plus radio talk show recently on ‘The Ticket’ sports radio in Tullahoma (our sister station), Motlow’s flagship broadcast outlet, and expressed how happy he was to be back in southern Middle Tennessee.
With the start of classes at Motlow College still a month away, the roster that Tharpe inherits in his first season is still very fluid. It appears a majority of the sophomores who played last year will return for their second season. Tharpe is familiar with them and sees the potential for improvement.
Tharpe’s first Lady Bucks team will begin preseason workouts in late August, and then hit the Copperweld Arena floor for the official start of practice Oct. 1. Although Motlow’s 2014-15 basketball schedule has not yet been announced, the season traditionally begins the final week of October.