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Lamar names TCU assistant Tidwell head coach

BEAUMONT, Texas -- Larry Tidwell, who spent the last eight
seasons as associate head coach at TCU, was named women's head
coach at Lamar on Wednesday.

Tidwell, who coordinated recruiting for the Lady Frogs, helped
lead TCU to 173 wins and seven straight appearances in the NCAA
Tournament. He was an assistant coach at Baylor and the athletic
director at Mexia High School before going to TCU.

"He has head coaching experience, which was important, and has
been very successful wherever he has been," said Billy Tubbs,
Lamar's athletic director. "He is someone who I think can bring
pride and enthusiasm back to the women's basketball program."

Tidwell succeeds Leonard Drake, who resigned Feb. 20 after
suffering severe chest pains following a game. Drake had a record
of 37-94 in four seasons at Lamar.