Written by: MTN Reporter Jimmie Covington
For the last three years the Riverdale Lady Warriors have been the standard of excellence after winning three straight state championships and a national championship. Despite all of the success, Coach Randay Coffman accepted the coaching job at Lakeway Christian Academy in White Pine, TN. The coaching vacancy was filled in early June with Coach Amy Josephson.
Coach Josephson was the head coach for the Moore County Raiderettes in Lynchburg, Tn. During her two seasons a coach. Josephson led the Raiderettes to records of 25-5 and 28-6 respectively. Once Josephson heard about the job she asked a former Riverdale football coach and current Moore County football coach about her chances to get the job. She said, “...When I walked into that interview I felt very comfortable with the administration and it entices me and excites me to get to be apart of such an established program.”
The pairing of Josephson and the Lady Warriors has been an instant success with a current record of 22-1 and winners of their last 12 games. Even with the amount of talent on the roster, Josephson has helped some of the players become even better by instilling confidence into her players. McDonald’s All-American and MTSU commit Aisylnn Hayes said, “...I feel like I have gotten a lot smarter. I have gotten a lot stronger because we’ve been lifting, and I’ve gotten to know the game a little more.”
Coach Josephson and the Lady Warriors are definitely on the radar for winning four straight state championships. After defeating the Blackman Lady Blaze on Friday, the Lady Warriors look keep the momentum going against Sigel High on Wednesday in their quest to enhance their dynasty.