A Legend Retires
When the 2017 school year begins at Williams Baptist College, there will be a new Lady Eagles basketball coach strolling the sidelines for the first time in 33 years. Head coach and women's basketball coaching legend Carol Halford is retiring from the sport after 33 seasons at WBC's helm and 519 career victories.
During her tenure as head coach, Halford has reached many milestones, including a National Championship in the National Christian College Athletic Association in 1992-93, after finishing as the runner-up in 1991-92. She has coached eight All-Americans (NJCAA, NCCAA, and NAIA) and over 50 all-conference selections. Her win total ranked in the top five of the NAIA among active coaches before her retirement. She has coached hundreds of academic all-conference honorees.
Her accolades include being named NCCAA National Coach of the Year in 1993. Halford served as an assistant coach in the 1990 Olympic Festival, and she was named to the NAIA's Hall of Fame Committee and USA National Basketball Team's player selection committee.
We have found former players to write editorials about their time under the legendary coach. You can read them below: