Gulf Coast State College announces new Women's Basketball Head Coach

Cayla Petree comes from South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. (Cayla Petree)

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Cayla Petree was announced as Gulf Coast State College's new Women's Basketball Head Coach.

The college says Coach Petree will begin immediately assisting with recruiting for the 2020 basketball season.

Cayla Petree played for Texas Tech with NCAA Hall of Famer Women's Basketball Coach Marsha Sharp, there, the team reached NCAA Elite 8.

Petree joins GCSC from South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, and has also coached at New Mexico Junior College, Cisco Junior College, University of North Texas and Angelo State University.

Some of her coaching highlights include:
Overall spec record over last five years: 127-35
Overall head coach: 226-96
Wins in 2 years: 62
2019 – 30-5 and elite 8
2020 – 32-1 conference champs & region 5 champs

Some of here awards & accolades are:
2017 & 2019 – Coach of Year Finalist WBCA National
2019 & 2020 – Conference Coach of the Year
2020 – National Coach of the Year; WBCA and WhoopDirt.com
2019 – Ranked #1 in country first time in school history
2020 – Ranked #1 in country multiple weeks

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