Hamilton to lead Lady Rockets
By By Marty Stamper / EMG sports assistant
June 12, 2002
Noah Hamilton has been named the new girls' basketball coach at Neshoba Central. Hamilton, 34, replaces Susan Fox-Smith, who led the Lady Rockets to a 22-11 mark this past season.
Hamilton comes to Neshoba Central after one year as an assistant boys' coach at Hancock High School. Prior to that, he was at Newellton, La., for one year and at St. Aloysius High School in Vicksburg for four years.
Hamilton spent the next year at Newellton, which is across the river from Vicksburg in Louisiana.
The native of Mooreville in north Mississippi spent the past season coaching Class 5A boys at Hancock.
At Neshoba Central, Hamilton won't have to build a program, but rather try to keep a good thing going and perhaps improve it a little. In Bill Smith's 16 years with the Lady Rockets before becoming men's basketball at East Central Community College, the Lady Rockets were 391-149, winning the Class 4A state championship in 1991 and finishing second in 1990. The Neshoba girls have won at least 20 games 13 of the last 14 years.
Hamilton will be at Neshoba Central today.
Hamilton will be in charge of all girls' basketball at Neshoba Central, from the seventh grade through the 12th.
Hamilton, who is married with four children from age 6 on down, knew Neshoba Central boys' basketball coach Kelvin Smith when Smith was an assistant at Warren Central and he was at St. Aloysius.