Kriss Ethridge has been named the head coach for womens basketball at Coronado High School. A standout player on the Monterey High School state championship basketball team, Ethridge was named to the Converse All-American team and was an All State selection in 1981, earning a full scholarship to play basketball at the University of Texas. Ethridge was a student assistant coach for the Longhorns' NCAA National Championship team in 1985-86, under legendary Texas coach Jody Conradt. Ethridge also served as an assistant coach at Texas State University. She earned a master's degree in sport psychology and counseling from Ball State University.
In 1998, Ethridge returned home to Lubbock to teach and coach at Coronado High School. She has coached basketball, softball and golf at CHS, while also earning honors as the 2010 LISD Teacher of the Year for Quadrant 1 secondary schools and the 2005 Texas Tech/ING Teacher of the Year. Ethridge has been involved in coordinating women's basketball camps at Kansas State University for five years.
In addition, LISD has named Brad Blalock as the coach of womens basketball at Lubbock High School. Blalock currently serves as the head coach of womens basketball at Breckenridge High School, where he turned a program with only one win in 2006-07 to a program making the playoffs each of the last two seasons.
Blalock is a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University and began his coaching career as an assistant at Wayland Baptist University. He served from 2003-07 as an assistant coach at Rockwall High School in the Metroplex, where his team won the 5A State Championship in 2007 with a 40-0 perfect season.
Finally, Lubbock ISD has named Dr. Scott Burke as the new womens soccer head coach at Monterey High School. Burke, who played semi-pro soccer himself, has coached several boys and girls club soccer teams. One of his teams advanced to the 2010 World Championships in Florida, where they won fifth place.
Trained as a dentist, Burke made a career change to teaching and coaching after losing his thumb in an accident. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. In addition to his coaching duties, Burke will teach science at the school.