Wednesday, April 23, 2014
 
Coach Rhonda Farney Minimize

Rhonda Farney graduated Summa Cum Laude—only a teenager at the time—from Howard Payne University. She then coached basketball and track and taught English at Goldthwaite High School for 10 years, followed by a two-year stint at Ozona High School.

While at Goldthwaite, she was the only girls coach on staff, coaching the seventh, eighth, junior varsity, and varsity basketball teams. At the varsity level, her teams won 10 district championships, four bi-district championships, two area championships, and made four regional appearances. Her team won 20 or more games each season, and nine players received college scholarships.


She was selected Central Texas Coach of the Year on four different occasions and received the TABC Milestone Award in April 1990 for 300 wins, in 1993 for 400 wins, in 1996 for 500 wins, in 2000 for 600 wins, and in 2004 for 700 career varsity wins. In 1998, she was selected the District VI (TX, NM, LA, OK, MI, AR) Converse Coach of the Year and Fox SW’s Coach Who Makes a Difference. Recently, she was named the National Federation’s Section 6 (TX, NM, CO, AZ, OK, LA) Coach of the Year.

She is a former President of the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches and Texas Girls Coaches Association. She was named 1991 TGCA Coach of the Year and was voted by her peers to coach both the TABC and TGCA All-Star games in 1993. On the national scene, in April of 1996, she traveled to Philadelphia as the assistant coach for the Nike-WBCA All-American game seen on ESPN2. In April of 2003, she was named the head coach for the Phoenix-WBCA Presented by Nike All-American game seen live on ESPN2 and played in front of 10,000 fans in the Hartford, CT Civic Center. She has served four years on the WBCA and National Federation Coaches Association Board of Directors and has served a term on the National Federation Basketball Rules Committee. She has been named the chair of the USA Basketball Cadet and Youth Committee, where she has helped select the players and coaches for the Summer Youth Development Festival. The summer of 2001, she was one of two high school coaches who served as a floor coach for the Junior National Trials in Colorado Springs, CO. Most recently, she was the assist coach for the 2005 Youth Development Festival, where her team won the gold. She also chairs the Hall of Fame Committee for TABC.

Presently, Coach Farney is in her ninteenth year at Georgetown as the head basketball coach and girls’ athletic coordinator. The 1991 team finished 32-4 and advanced to the UIL state final four. In 1992, the 33-3 team advanced to the state finals before falling to Canyon Randall by a single point. All five starters signed scholarships, worth cumulatively more that $500,000. Farney rung up a 66-7 record in two seasons. The next season with zero returning starters and only one returning letter winner, Georgetown made the playoffs and lost in bi-district. In 1994, the team won three invitational tournaments and advanced to the regional semifinals, ending with a 26-8 record. In 1995, Georgetown was ranked as high as fifth in the USA TODAY poll and finished the season as a regional semifinalist at 32-2. In 1996, Georgetown was a 5A state semifinalist with a 34-3 record. In 1997, the team went 28-5 and finished as area finalist. In 1998, Georgetown was a regional semifinalist with a record of 27-7.

In 1999, Georgetown played the toughest schedule in recent history making it to the regional quarterfinals and posting a 20-14 record. In 2000, the Lady Eagles won the prestigious Las Vegas invitational and were area finalist with a record of 27-6. In 2001, the team finished 27-6 and were again area finalist. In 2002, her team was 28-5 and made it to the regional quarterfinals. In 2003, the team won district with a 14-0 record, defeated Spring Westfield in area, Cy-Fair in regional quarterfinals, Plano in the regional tournament semifinals, and defeated Rockwall in the finals to advance to the 5A state tournament. Georgetown defeated Fort Bend Hightower in the state semifinals before losing to Duncanville in the finals. The team played eight USA Today Top 25 teams, defeating four of them in the Georgetown Thanksgiving Tournament, Air Force Rotary Lone Star Invitational in San Antonio, and the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, AZ, respectively. Georgetown was ranked third in TABC’s final poll. In 2004, the Lady Eagles won the Georgetown Thanksgiving Tournament and all four games in the Lady Bulldog Holiday Classic in Las Vegas, NV, defeating the #9 nationally ranked Centennial, as well as, defeating Stony Point in a district playoff and advancing to the area round of the state playoffs, ending with a 24-10 record. In 2005, Georgetown played 13 playoff teams including Pflugerville, Pflugerville Connally, and Brock that played in the state tournament. They played two nationally ranked teams including the national champions, Christ the King. The team won district and defeated Temple in area before falling to Pflugerville in the regional quarterfinals, ending with a 27-9 record. In 2006, Georgetown was district tri-champions and lost to the eventual state runnerup Rockwall, 34-43, ending the season 23-12. In 2007, the Lady Eagles went 20-12 and were district runner-up. The team played in the prestigious Deep South Classic in Atlanta, GA. going 3-2.


Today, more that 33 young women, whom Farney has coached, are coaching or preparing to enter the coaching profession. She has coached 49 players who have gone on to play collegiate basketball. She has lectured at numerous Texas basketball clinics as well as clinics in AK, AL, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, IN, MO, NY, OH, PA, and WY. Coach Farney’s career record is 791-237.

  

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LADY EAGLES SEASON ENDS IN STATE SEMIFINAL
The Georgetown Lady Eagles 2013-14 season came to an end on Thursday night at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin TX. Georgetown 22 Canyon 41. They had a great season winning 31 games and losing only 7. They were District 17 and Region 3 Class 4A Champions, and semi-finalist in the State Tournament. Congratulations Lady Eagles!
LADY EAGLES GOING BACK TO STATE
The Georgetown Lady Eagles went to the Campbell Center on Friday and Saturday with one goal in mind. They accomplished that goal beating Rosenberg Terry on Friday 53-28 and then came back less than 24 hours later to beat Montgomery 53-42. With those two wins they are going back to the Texas State Tournament in the final four for the second consecutive year.
LADY EAGLES ADVANCE TO REGIONAL SEMIFINAL
Georgetown beats Brenham 55 - 37 to advance to the Region 3 Semifinals. They will play Rosenberg Terry at the Campbell Center in Aldine TX on Friday, February 21 with a tentative start time of 5pm.
LADY EAGLES ADVANCE TO REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL
Georgetown defeated Lumberton on Thursday night in Huntsville. COACH FARNEY RECORDS HER 1000 WIN. More to come.
2013-2014 FRESHMEN DISTRICT 17-4A CHAMPIONS
The 2013-2014 Lady Eagle Freshmen won the District 17-4A Championship with a record of 14-0 and were 26-1 overall. Click read more to see larger picture.
LADY EAGLES GAME CHANGES BECAUSE OF WEATHER
Georgetown girls will play East View freshman game at GHS aux gym on Sat, January 25, at 9am. Georgetown varsity girls will shoot around in GHS main gym at 8am. No subvarsity games with Cedar Creek. Varsity will leave at 11am tomorrow, Sat, January 25, and play at Cedar Creek at 12:30pm.
LADY EAGLES WINNERS IN LAS VEGAS
The Georgetown Lady Eagles travelled to Las Vegas, Nevada between Christmas and New Years Day to play in the Las Vegas Holiday Classic being held at Centennial High School. This tournament featured some of the best girls basketball teams in Nevada, California and Arizona along with the Lady Eagles representing Texas. Georgetown finished with a winning record of 3 wins and 2 losses. Here is the rest of the story!
LADY EAGLES SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER
The Georgetown Lady Eagles are having a great basketball season. In addition they have taken time away from basketball to do something very special for others this Christmas. All of the freshman, JV and Varsity players helped in raising $1995 to help four families have a special Christmas that would have not been otherwise possible...
LADY EAGLES WIN 2013 GREAT EAST TEXAS SHOOTOUT
The Georgetown Lady Eagles won all four of their games in Brownsboro to claim the championship. This was the second straight tournament win for the team after winning the Jack Frost Tournament one week earlier...
GHS 1978 & 1979 TEAMS HONORED BY LADY EAGLES
On Tuesday night during halftime of the Georgetown Lady Eagles game against Manor, the 1977-78 and 1978-79 GHS girls basketball teams were honored at the GHS gym. These players and coaches played a major role in putting Lady Eagle basketball back on the map..
LADY EAGLES WIN 2013 JACK FROST TOURNAMENT
Defeat Lubbock Coronado 46-34 in semi-final game and beat Austin Bowie 43-25 in the Championship Game.
CHARISMA ALEXANDER COMMITS TO STEPHEN F AUSTIN
Charisma Alexander, senior, held her signing with Stephen F. Austin State University located in Nacogdoches,Texas. The Lady Eagle basketball forward is looking ahead to playing basketball there next fall after graduating from GHS.
HAYLEY FRIAS COMMITS TO WORD INCARNATE
Hayley Frias, senior, held her signing with Incarnate Word University located in San Antonio, Texas. The Lady Eagle basketball guard is looking forward to playing basketball there next fall after graduating from GHS.
2013 Georgetown SubVarsity Tournament
The 2013 Georgetown SubVarsity Tournament is being held at GHS on November 7, 8, and 9.
LADY EAGLE BASKETBALL BIG CONTRIBUTORS IN TRACK
Congratulations to Natalie Parks, Amanda Johnson, Taylor Elliott, and Coach Kellye Richardson, who represented the Lady Eagle basketball team in helping the GHS varsity and junior varsity cross country teams win two district 17-4A championships.
  

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