Helms tabbed as SP girls’ basketball head coach 4/18/2014

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 18, 2014


Helms tabbed as SP girls’ basketball head coach

By Myra Bean
Former Mississippi State standout Jemmye Ann Helms has been announced as the new South Panola girls basketball coach, following school board approval Tuesday night.

Helms will replace 12-year outgoing coach, Ralph Stallings, who announced his retirement at the conclusion of the basketball season.

Helms gave up a 13-year coaching career to become an assistant principal at West Point in 2011. After which she head coached at Kosciusko before accepting the position here. She has a 265-100 record as a head coach.

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At Mississippi State she was an All-SEC guard and named to the academic All-American team.
She attended high school at East Webster where she was chosen for the Mississippi Association of Coaches North All-Star team. A few years later, she was selected to coach the All-Star team.
While she has put her current home on the market, she plans to be in town next week to meet Superintendent Tim Wilder and will return for tryouts.