Madison Central Lady Indians Head Coach Robert Cooksey Steps Down


The Lady Indians will have a new Head Coach next season as long time coach Robert Cooksey has stepped down to become the new Athletic Director for Madison Central. Coach Cooksey was Head Coach for 11 seasons and served as an assistant before becoming head coach.

Under his tenure his Lady Indians won the 11th region for the 1st time in school history. They went to the State Tournament 2 times in three years (2011 & 2013). He led the Lady Indians to 9 44th district championships and 1 runner-up. His teams only missed the regional tournament one time (2015).

In 11 seasons Coach Cooksey won 224 games (224-122), 9 district championships, and 2 11th region championships. He was an amazing 33-6 in district play during this time. His teams won 20 games 6 times including 29 in 2013. In his 2nd season the Lady Indians went 28-2 losing to Nelson County and Franklin County in the region semifinals. He suffered only 1 losing season during his tenure, his final season when the young lady Indians finished 10-23 with a district runner-up. The team featured 10 under classman along with 2 juniors and 3 seniors. He led the Lady Indians to the regional tournament 10 times and half of those times Madison Central finished in the final 4 of the region.

With Robert stepping down long time assistant and JV Head Coach Brad Lovely takes over the reigns as the new Head Coach.