Apr 18, 2024

Paige Talbott tabbed as next Salina Central head girls basketball coach

Posted Apr 18, 2024 2:30 PM
Paige Talbott
Paige Talbott

Lead Sportswriter - Salina Post

Fans of Salina Central didn't have to wait long for a new head girls' basketball coach as on Thursday, the school announced that Paige Talbott will be taking the role pending board approval.

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"We are very excited about Paige Talbott to lead the Salina Central Girls Basketball Program," said Salina Central Athletic Director, Greg Maring. "Coach Talbott showed her love and passion for the game throughout the interview process along with her desire to build relationships with our kids, developing a team of high character, and toughness."

Talbott brings college coaching experience after spending the last two years as an assistant at Emporia State, as well as college playing experience at both Barton Community College and Bethany College.

The local product graduated from Ellsworth High School and should be a great fit for the Lady Mustang program.

"I am honored and beyond excited to be a part of the coaching staff at Salina Central," Talbott said in a statement issued this morning. "I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with the Lady Mustangs as we carry forth the tradition of excellence and positive culture of the Salina Central basketball program."

With former head girls coach Chris Fear sliding over to lead the boy's program next year, Salina Central is all set for the upcoming winter and should be ready to roll once action resumes on the hardwood.