Coach Steve Poindexter, who just this season led the Munford High School Girls Basketball to a district championship, has been named the head coach for the Arlington High School Girls Basketball team, Principal Shannon Abraham announced Tuesday.
“We are thrilled to welcome Coach Poindexter to Arlington High,” Abraham said. “With his extensive experience, proven track record of success and dedication to both academics and athletics, Coach Poindexter is poised to lead our team to new heights. We are excited about the upcoming season and the positive impact Coach Poindexter will have on our student athletes."
Poindexter has served the past 13 years as the girls basketball coach at Munford High, where during his tenure, the Cougars earned seven district championships, two regional championships and placed as finalists in three state sectional tournaments. As a coach, Poindexter has also been named a District, Regional and BCAT (Basketball Coaches Association of Tennessee) Coach of the Year nearly a dozen times during his career.
Asked why he wanted to make the move to Arlington, Poindexter spoke about the town’s reputation for being a tight-knit community and the program’s history of success. “The program has been looked at as one of the top from our area, so I obviously want to build on that.” Poindexter said. “I’m excited to meet the players and get to know them, build those important relationships with them and develop the chemistry within the team.”
One immediate goal Poindexter has identified is to get the team plugged into Arlington Middle School and the elementary schools to help develop strong feeder programs. “I want them to know who I am and to know our high school players,” he said. “It’s important that we develop kids from an early age, and Arlington is a place where I think that would be welcomed and could work very well. It’s exciting for me to have the opportunity to try and implement that plan.”
Before taking his first coaching and teaching job in 2001, Poindexter played college basketball at Union University. He’ll begin his position with AHS this summer.
Principal Abraham and the school community are excited to welcome Coach Poindexter to Arlington and look forward to the success he will bring to the team!