GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH HOMER-CENTER LASHER RESIGNATION ABRUPTION
At the start of last week, longtime Homer-Center Girls basketball coach Tom Lasher was preparing summer league activities with his players, but something changed after the Homer-Center school board meeting. Thursday evening, which led Lasher to resign abruptly on Friday morning. after 13 largely successful years.
When contacted, Lasher confirmed he quit on Friday morning, but beyond that he would only say he would never put himself above improving the program.
Lasher finished with 204 wins against just 109 losses, a .651 winning percentage. He has only had three seasons under 500. Under his leadership, his teams have won 14 or more games in ten of their 13 seasons, and they have qualified for the playoffs 12 times, the exception being 2012-13. He led the Lady Wildcats to two Heritage Conference championships and state semifinals in 2010-11. His team finished 16-5 last season and only lost one senior. The Lady Wildcats will return four starters and their top seven scorers next season.
It’s unclear what happened at the school board meeting, but Homer-Center Jr. high school principal Jody Rainey was not kicked out. When asked, he admitted that like many coaching staff at the time, there was a division between players and parents and Lasher was not going to put himself first …
Rainey said in his opinion, Lasher did a remarkable job at Homer-Center:
Rainey said he expects the position to be posted in the near future so players will return.
Here are some pictures of Lasher’s tenure at Homer-Center: