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The FCSAA announced their 2021 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class


Coach Scovel and Coach Hicks inducted into 2021 FCSAA Hall of Fame

Former GC Women’s Basketball Head Coach Roonie Scovel and Former GC Assistant Coach
Grover Hicks were elected into the Hall of Fame.

Coach Scovel began her career at Gulf Coast in 1996. Over the span of 22 years at the helm of  tthe Lady Commodores Basketball program, she guided her teams to a record of 646-91 (0.877 winning %), 18 Conference Championships, 13 Region Championships and 6 National Titles.  Coach Scovel is nationally renowned for her passion, intensity and innate ability to develop players. Her teams played with class, respect for the game and unapparelled enthusiasm.

Along with having amazing successes on the court, Coach Scovel’s academic successes are equally impressive. Over the course of 22 seasons she graduated over 90% of her players and consistently had players transfer to the finest 4 year academic institutions in the country. 

Coach Hicks also came to Gulf Coast in 1996 as an Assistant Coach. His roll on the LadyCommodores program was instrumental in all facets of the program. Coach Hicks is nationally regarded as one of the best offensive basketball minds in the history of United States Basketball. His ability to develop shooters has been matched by very few of his peers. Before arriving at Gulf Coast, Coach Hicks was one of the most successful high school coaches in both men’s and women’s basketball in Florida history.

The tandem of Roonie Scovel and Grover Hicks is generally considered to be the greatest coaching combination in NJCAA history.  Both Coach Scovel and Coach Hicks retired following the 2020 season. They will be honored
at the 2021 FCSAA Women’s Basketball State Tournament in Niceville, FL. 

Awards and Hall of Fame Inductions:  2019 United States Marine Corps/WBCA Two-Year College National Coach of the Year
2019 Spalding NJCAA DI Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year
2019 Panhandle Conference Co-Coach of the Year
2019 FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 Roonie Scovel Tournament Coach of the Year
2019-20 Week 8 HoopDirt.com/Pivot Analysis Coach of the Week
2018 Panhandle Conference Coach of the Year
2018 NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Roonie Scovel Tournament Coach of the Year
2017 Spalding NJCAA DI Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year
2017 Inducted into the Emerald Coast All Sports Association Hall of Fame
2017 Panhandle Conference Coach of the Year
2017 NJCAA Region 8/FSCAA Roonie Scovel Tournament Coach of the Year
2016 Spalding NJCAA DI Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year
2016 NJCAA DI Women’s Basketball Coach of the Tournament
2016 NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Coach of the Year
2012 Panhandle Conference Co-Coach of the Year
2011 Inducted into the NJCAA Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
2010 Spalding NJCAA DI Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year
2010 Panhandle Conference Coach of the Year
2009 Panhandle Conference Coach of the Year
2008 Spalding NJCAA DI Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year
2008 Panhandle Conference Coach of the Year
2003 Spalding NJCAA DI Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year
2002 United States Marine Corps/WBCA Two-Year College National Coach of the Year

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