Reed Sutton is the father of the Faulkner women's basketball program and is entering his third season this year. He's led the Lady Eagles to a 40-20 record over two seasons.
Sutton, 38, spent nine years at high school powerhouse Westbury Christian in Houston and the last three as the school's girls head coach. He guided Westbury Christian to Texas state championships the past two seasons, with his Wildcats reaching a ranking as high as No. 9 in the country by USA Today.
Sutton says the opportunity to coach at the next level in a Christian environment was too much to pass up.
"It is a tremendous honor and blessing for my family to be chosen to lead this program from its infancy," he said. "We look forward to recruiting student-athletes that the campus community can take great pride in and that the young female athletes in the River Region can look up to."
Sutton was 94-13 in his three seasons at Westbury, including a 76-9 mark over the two-year title run. He also served Westbury as an assistant principal, and his keen administrative skills should also be a great asset in the development of the Faulkner program.
Prior to his stint at Westbury Christian, Sutton gained valuable recruiting experience at the collegiate level. He spent three seasons as the assistant women's coach at Grand Valley State University and one season in the same position at Michigan Christian College. Sutton also spent one season as the assistant men's coach at Lincoln Memorial University.
"We plan on recruiting young ladies who will compete hard every time they hit the floor and the classroom, and who will strive to be servant leaders in the community," he said. "I'm very excited about helping build this program from the ground up with a foundation that will lead to success both on the basketball floor and off of it."
Sutton earned a bachelor's degree in Movement Science from Grand Valley State and a master's degree in education from Houston Victoria. He and Darla, his wife of 18 years, have four children - Marisa (14), Kylie (13), Braden (5) and Katlelyn (4).
|1||Spenser Cantrell||SR||G||5-6||Leesburg, Fla.||Covenant College|
|3||Alissa Hargett||JR||G||5-6||Huntsville, Ala.||Madison Academy|
|10||Christina Hayes||JR||G||5-11||Wetumpka, Ala.||Shelton State Community College|
|11||Shannon Evans||FR||G||5-7||Mont Belvieu, Texas||Barbers Hill High School|
|12||Holli Brooks||SO||G||5-8||Chickamauga, Ga.||Gordon Lee High School|
|13||M.C. Bell||JR||F||5-10||Pensacola, Fla.||Pensacola Catholic High School|
|14||Nyla Johnson||SO||G||5-8||Huntsville, Ala.||Madison Academy|
|15||Shamonte Lanfair||JR||G||5-9||Birmingham, Ala.||Hill College|
|21||Brittney Carter||SR||F||6-3||Montgomery, Ala.||Alabama A&M University|
|22||Kylie Moore||FR||G||5-10||Arab, Ala.||Arab High School|
|24||Sonja Vuong||JR||G||5-4||Houston, Texas||Westbury Christian School|
|30||Leticia Cuellar||JR||G||5-7||Houston, Texas||Westbury Christian School|
|32||Erichea Barnes||SO||G||5-6||Austell, Ga.||Mercer University|
|33||Rebekah Marsh||SR||F||6-0||Houston, Texas||Wayland Baptist University|
|44||Megan Ausdran||FR||F||5-10||Chattanooga, Tenn.||Baylor School|
|45||Jasmine Lee-Stackhouse*||FR||F||6-1||Century, Fla.||Flomaton High School|