Trinity Valley coaching duo leaving for Ole Miss

Published: Mar. 29, 2012 at 6:48 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 29, 2012 at 6:49 PM CDT
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ATHENS, TX (KLTV) - Side by side they helped lead Trinity Valley Community College to its sixth women's national championship.  Side by side Michael and Kenya Landers will leave for assistant coaching positions at the University of Mississippi.

The husband and wife who acted as co head coaches the last two years in Athens, submitted their resignations on Thursday.  The resignations are effective Friday.  TVCC President Dr. Glendon Forgey said the search for a replacement to lead the women's basketball program would begin immediately.

Kenya Landers released a statement to TVCC public relations.

"Trinity Valley is such a special place for Michael and I and this decision has been a very difficult one," Kenya Landers said. "You live your life and you work hard every day in life to put yourself in positions to be successful and advance in your careers and that is what Trinity Valley has allowed us to do.

"We are very thankful for the opportunity that we have had here and for Dr. Forgey for him believing in us and allowing us to run the Lady Cards program."

After compiling a 70 and 3 record together the last two years at TVCC.  Michael and Kenya Landers will join the coaching staff of new Ole Miss women's head coach Adrian Wiggins.  Michael Landers will serve as director of basketball operations and Kenya Landers will serve as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator.

TVCC will hold a championship celebration on April 5 at 7 p.m..  Both Michael and Kenya Landers plan on being in attendance.