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Anderson Steps Down As Lady Indian Coach

Courtesy of VHS

Vidalia High School Girls Basketball Coach Sissy Anderson is stepping down after serving the last three years as the Lady Indians Head Coach. Anderson, who was an assistant for 22-years under GACA Hall of Famer Chunk Reid, said that “her family deserves and needs more of my time,” when citing the reason for the decision.

Anderson, who was 50-28 over her three years, had her most successful season in 2019/20, winning 25 games, a Region Championship, and an appearance in the AA Quarterfinals, where they fell to Rockmart 62-57. This year, the Lady Indians made the State Playoffs again, falling to Laney 75-61.

“I have made so many memories and have developed so many relationships, because of basketball,” said Anderson. “That’s what makes stepping aside so hard. I have so many young ladies who come back and

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still call me coach. That’s what makes me proud. The wins are great, but to have former players come back and tell you what kind of impact you have had on their life is priceless. But in the end, it’s time for me to focus on my loved ones and take care of my family.”

Vidalia Athletic Director Tommy Dalley said they hope they will be able to fill the position soon but wanted this to be a time to celebrate Coach Anderson. “Coach Anderson has been such a huge part of Vidalia Girls Basketball over the years – it is sad to see her go. She has had an unbelievable career dedicated to the girls’ basketball program … even after she had taken a couple of years off; to come back just shows how much she cares about the program. We hate to see her go but at the same time recognize the impact she had on our Athletic Program.”

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