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Abilene High recruits Brenda Andress to run young ladies basketball program

Abilene High hires Brenda Andress to run girls basketball program

Previous Abilene Christian University ladies’ ball champion Brenda Andress has been employed as the new young ladies’ b-ball mentor at Abilene High School. Andress was acquainted with the neighborhood media Monday evening, alongside four other new AISD lead trainers.

Andress – a 2001 ACU graduate who played at ACU as Brenda Jacoby – has been an instructor at Abilene High the most recent two years subsequent to moving from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex where she resided and worked from 2006-19. Andress has trained at Sierra High School (Colo.), Fort Worth Christian School and Richland High School.

“I’m really regarded for the chance to join and lead the Abilene High Lady Eagles,” Andress said. “These youngsters bring a great deal of ability and devotion, and I am so eager to will work and see what everything we can achieve this season. We have an extraordinary staff ready, just as a strong establishment of Eagle pride to expand on.”

Andress was a three-year skipper at ACU and played on consecutive Lone Star Conference title groups as a green bean in 1997-98 and as a sophomore in 1998-99. She was a fair notice all-LSC choice in 1999-2000 and a second group all-meeting pick as a senior in 2001-02. After her playing profession finished, she burned through one season as an educator and right hand volleyball trainer at Sierra High School in Colorado Springs, Colo.

She got back to ACU to serve one season (2003-04) as an alumni partner mentor for the ladies’ b-ball program. She served at Fort Worth Christian School from 2006-14 as the varsity b-ball collaborator and head JV mentor, and partner mentor in volleyball, olympic style events and golf. She was additionally the center school young ladies’ games facilitator.

Post Worth Christian was a six-time locale champion (2005-12) with Andress on the staff and

won the 205-06 Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Class 5A state champion in 2005-06.

She then, at that point moved to Richland High School in the Birdville ISD where she went through four years (2005-19) as the varsity ball right hand mentor, head JV mentor and associate crosscountry mentor. While at Richland, she helped the group arrived at the Class 6A territorial quarterfinals in 2018-19.

“I’m eager to invite Brenda Andress as the following young ladies’ ball mentor at Abilene High,” AHS head Emme Siburt said. “She brings enthusiasm and experience, as a university player, yet as an accomplished mentor. Brenda will be an extraordinary expansion to our instructing staff as the head of the young ladies’ b-ball program.”

Andress is a 2001 alumni of ACU with a Bachelor of Science in optional training. She accepted her Master’s in Education from the University of Texas-Arlington in 2020, graduating with a 4.0 GPA.

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