Tip of the Hat: Locals find success as college coaches
Congratulations are in order for two young people from our area who have seen notable success as coaches in collegiate tennis and golf.

Terri Sisk honed her tennis skills in Talladega and the surrounding area before taking the court for JSU, where she earned national rankings in both singles and doubles and helped the team with a conference championship. She coached at Samford University for five years, earning conference coach of the year honors in 2007 while guiding the Bulldogs to a perfect 10-0 conference record. That led her to Tulane, where she was tasked with rebuilding the program which had ended after Hurricane Katrina. With tireless dedication and a committed group of recruits, Sisk has put the Green Wave back on the winning path with a combined 25-21 record the past two years.

Scott Limbaugh is making his mark as a golf coach, and proudly calls Childersburg’s Coosa Pines Golf Course his home course.

Limbaugh recently took over as head golf coach at Vanderbilt University, after five years as assistant coach at the University of Alabama.

Limbaugh was a walk-on player at Central Alabama Community College, and worked hard to develop his skills for the team as they won two NCAA Junior College National Championships. He moved on to Huntingdon to complete his education, where he competed at nationals and was a team captain. He was hired as assistant golf coach upon graduating in 2003 and was named head coach in 2004. His teams qualified for NCAA appearances during his three seasons as head coach, and he earned NCAA Division III Coach of the Year honors for 2005-2006.

As assistant at Alabama, Limbaugh and head coach Jay Seawell produced one of the most successful periods in the school’s golf history, qualifying for the NCAA Tournament five straight years, and for the NCAA Championships three of those years.

Now he welcomes the opportunity to put his experience and skills to work as head coach at Vandy.

It’s a thrill to see those from our communities do so well in athletics, and it’s a tribute to their skill and dedication that their hard work is paying off.

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