Captain Shreve coach Keith Greene has quickly built the Lady Gators into a statewide girls basketball power and for his efforts the soft spoken coach was named the 2019 Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 5A Coach of the Year.
“He is a coach who genuinely cares about his girls and their future,” Airline coach Lyndzee McConathy said. “He is a family man. The trust he has created with his team has developed a bond that is uncommon in coaches today.”
Greene took over a floundering Shreve program four years ago. Prior to his arrival, the Lady Gators had never won a district title but have now won three straight. Shreve had never won a state playoff game until three years ago when they won their first and had never made the state tournament until last year when they advanced to the 5A semifinals.
Then, last month, they won the school’s first state title in any sport as a 5A program since the 1973 football title. Shreve entered the 2019 tournament as a No. 9 seed but defeated everyone in their way and finished 31-4.
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