Coaching Shannon High School basketball is no longer a family affair.

The husband and wife team of Mike Scott, the boys coach, and Glenda Scott, the girls coach, will not be on the sidelines next season. Sherrod Miller, who was an assistant basketball coach last season, is the new boys coach, while a decision on the girls coach will be made official Tuesday at the Lee County school board meeting, Superintendent Lynn Lindsey said.

Mike Scott will remain as football coach and athletic director as well as assistant principal at Shannon. Glenda Scott is going to be a physical education teacher at Lawhon in Tupelo.

Scott said he and his wife decided it was time to leave coaching basketball.

"It will be nice to put all my energy into one sport, especially since we have a good football team coming back," said Scott, a winner of more than 300 basketball games at Shannon.

He coached the Red Raiders in basketball for 17 years, three as girls coach and 14 as boys coach. Scott was named Daily Journal Boys Coach of the Year for the 1994-95 season. That year he guided the Red Raiders to a school-best record of 30-5 and a Division 1-3A title.

This past season Scott's Shannon team was 26-6 and finished the regular season No. 3 in the Daily Journal basketball poll. They lost to Senatobia in the North Mississippi playoffs.

Glenda Scott coached two years at Okolona before the last 11 at Shannon.

The Scotts coached Shannon in the first high school basketball games held in the Tupelo Coliseum last year. In the second match-up of the schools at the Coliseum, Glenda Scott's Lady Red Raiders beat Tupelo 54-23 to finish the season with a 14-13 record.

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