Danny Fish Awarded District Coach of Year

February 10, 2019
By: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County High School Lady Tiger Basketball Coach Danny Fish has been named the District 8AA Coach of the Year.

The announcement came Friday morning during the All-District selections for the year which includes four Lady Tigers and three Tigers. Kadee Ferrell and Lydia Brown were named to the 2nd Team All-District. Ferrell was also named to the All-Freshmen Team. Emme Colwell made the 3rd Team All-District and Mya Ruch was named to the All-Defensive Team. For the boys Nathan Atkins was named to the 3rd Team All-District and Dallas Cook and Tanner Poss received Honorable Mention. Cook was also named to the All-Defensive Team.

Coach Fish has guided the Lady Tigers this season to an overall 19-8 record and a 10-4 mark in the district finishing in third place.

The Lady Tigers will make their debut in the District Tournament Wednesday, February 13 at 6 p.m. at Cookeville High School. Their opponent will be either Watertown or Smith County.

The Tigers will face Cannon County on Tuesday night, February 12 at 5:00 p.m. at Tennessee Tech’s Hooper Eblen Center. The Tigers are seeded 7th and Cannon County 6th.

WJLE will have LIVE coverage of all Tiger and Lady Tiger games in the Tournament.

The girls bracket of the Tournament is as follows:

Monday, February 11:

#5 Cannon County versus #8 Livingston Academy at 5:00 p.m. (TTU)

#6 Watertown versus #7 Smith County at 8:00 p.m. (TTU)

Tuesday, February 12:

#4 York Institute versus Cannon County/Livingston Academy winner at 6:30 p.m. (TTU)

Wednesday, February 13:

#3 DeKalb County versus Watertown/Smith County winner at 6:00 p.m. (Cookeville High School)

Friday, February 15:

#2 Upperman versus either Watertown/Smith County/or DeKalb County in Semi-Finals at 4:00 p.m. (TTU)

#1 Macon County versus either Cannon County/Livingston Academy/ or York Institute in Semi-Finals at 7:00 p.m. (TTU)

Monday, February 18:

Girls Consolation Game at 6:00 p.m. (TTU)

Girls Championship Game at 7:30 p.m. (TTU)

The boys bracket of the Tournament is as follows:

Monday, February 11:

#5 Macon County versus #8 Smith County at 6:30 p.m. (TTU)

Tuesday, February 12:

#6 Cannon County versus #7 DeKalb County at 5:00 p.m. (TTU)

#4 Watertown versus Macon County/Smith County winner at 8:00 p.m. (TTU)

Wednesday, February 13:

#3 Upperman versus Cannon County/DeKalb County winner at 7:30 p.m. (Cookeville High School)

Friday, February 15:

#2 York Institute versus either Cannon County/DeKalb County/or Upperman in Semi-Finals at 5:30 p.m. (TTU)

#1 Livingston Academy versus either Macon County/Smith County/ or Watertown in Semi-Finals at 8:30 p.m. (TTU)

Tuesday, February 19:

Boys Consolation Game at 6:00 p.m. (TTU)

Boys Championship Game at 7:30 p.m. (TTU)