Somerville named WBB Head Coach at Fort Scott CC

Fort Scott Community College would like to Introduce Emily Somerville as our next Head Women’s Basketball Coach. After a national Search Emily’s Passion for the game and connections throughout the country made her a standout candidate for the position.

Emily was an Assistant Coach at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan and also the National Sales Director for Prep Girls Hoops. With Prep Girls Hoops Emily organizes 30 tournaments and showcases nationwide. On a day-to-day basis Emily is building relationships with over 4,000 programs from all over the globe.

At Lawrence Tech, Emily had the opportunity to develop a 3x All American PG, and three 1,000-point scorers/All Conference Players. At LTU Emily was the recruiting coordinator, assist with day-to-day operations, player development, academics, and help with scout and film breakdown.

Before Emily began her career in College Coaching, she played college ball at Siena Heights University and finished up at Adrian College. Emily also received her master’s degree from Lawrence Tech in Business Administration.

Emily says this about the next chapter in her career, “I want to thank God, Athletic Director – Luke Demko, President – Alysia Johnston, the staff at Fort Scott, and the community for selecting me to lead the Women’s Basketball program. It is a true honor to be welcomed into the Fort Scott community with open arms. I also want to thank my family for supporting me and always being my #1 fan. I wouldn’t be who I am without you all”! 

“I am both thankful and excited for the journey ahead, and I know that we will build something that everybody can be proud of. This program will focus on the development of the student athletes both on and off the floor, love, togetherness, and a positive culture. Let’s get to work! Go Greyhounds”.

Athletic Director Luke Demko says this about Emily: “Emily has a passion for the game and a great recruiting connections across the country, she will be able to build a solid program here at the Fort and make lasting connections in the community. We can’t wait to see what she builds and the ladies she brings in to make it a winning team in the conference.”

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