Plainview Loses a Legend
July 25, 2018
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Plainview Loses a Legend

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com

RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On July 24, 2018, the DeKalb County Board of Education accepted the resignation of Plainview Head Girl Coaching Duties from Heather Powell.

Powell was a hero on and off the court.  While at Fyffe High School, she set scoring records and lead the Fyffe Lady Red Devils to three State Championships.  She was an all-star performer in softball and volleyball as well.

“My greatest awards are counted in the relationships I have made and the lives of which I have been a part,” said Powell. “God also blessed me with being there to see the girls win the school’s first ever women’s county championship and with being there to see our ladies make it to three Elite Eight appearances. I have seen many all county, all area, and all region players and have been lucky enough to be a part of several tournament victories. We have sent three players on to play basketball in college, and we have seen countless players receive academic, leadership, sports, and other types of scholarships. Moreover, I have seen young girls mature into women of great character who are some of the best people that I know. I am forever thankful.”

Powell began her tenure at Plainview in 2004. Off the court as a Coach she received top honors as Coach of the Year and led the team to the most season wins in school history with a 33-1 record, but she is not one to reflect on her own achievements but chooses to highlight her team.

Powell continued by saying, “My time at Plainview as a coach and a teacher has been filled with blessings and wonderful memories. It has been an excruciatingly difficult decision and a decision that was not taken lightly. After much prayer and deliberation, my husband and I decided that it was best for our family that this part of my life’s journey come to an end.”

“Even though my course is run as a Lady Bear coach, I wish the girls and the program the best in the future. I have had the pleasure and blessing of knowing some amazing young women and good people while at Plainview.”

“I will cherish these relationships and memories always. I would like to express my appreciation and thanks to all the good people at Plainview for all of the young ladies who always worked so hard and gave of themselves, and to their families who let me be a part of their lives. Few people are as lucky as I to be a part of something so grand. Thank you all. “

With the knowledge of the game, Powell will not be easily replaced. We will miss her on the court!

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