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KYLE SNIPES
HEAD VARSITY COACH

Kyle Snipes enters his ninth season as the Head Girls' Varsity Coach in 2017-18, and is also the Communications Coordinator at St. Pius X.  In his first eight seasons, the Golden Lions are 183-58 and have captured two state championships and three region titles. Advancing to the state tournament for the seventh straight year in 2017, St. Pius X finished the year with a 12-17 record.  In 2016, the Golden Lions finished 17-11 and advanced to the state playoffs for the sixth straight year. The 2015 campaign concluded with a 27-4 record and an Elite Eight appearance in the state tournament. The Golden Lions also finished 18-0 in Region 6-AAAA, the fifth consecutive undefeated region season, including a string of 75-consecutive regular season region wins dating to January, 2010.  In 2013 & 2014 the team finished with identical 30-3 records and back-to-back AAA state championships. The 2012 campaign finished with another state playoff appearance and a 24-5 record, including a second consecutive undefeated season in sub-region play.  In 2011, St. Pius X finished 25-6, capturing the Region 5 championship by defeating AAA No.1-ranked Columbia and advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time in four seasons.  In his first season, the Golden Lions finished 18-9.  Snipes joined St. Pius X after coaching stints with the women's basketball programs at Georgia Tech, UNC Wilmington and Georgia State.  Prior to coaching women's basketball, Snipes spent five years on the men's side at Wake Forest and Erskine College. During his time in Winston-Salem, the Demon Deacons captured the 2000 National Invitation Tournament Championship.  He has also mentored nine All-Conference players in his career.  Snipes earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Wake Forest University, where he was a student manager with the men's basketball team which won the 1995 ACC Championship.  He completed his Master of Education degree from Liberty University.  Snipes is a native of Hillsborough, NC and is married to the former Melissa Jenkins of Houston, TX.  The couple has three daughters, Megan (8), Molly (5) and Mary Mason (3). Email Coach Snipes.

ANNA O'DONNELL, ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH/STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH
Anna O'Donnell joins the varsity staff for her first season in 2017-18 as a coach, and will also coordinate the strength and conditioning program for the team.  O'Donnell, a 2012 St. Pius X alum, was a four-year member of the Golden Lion varsity and was selected All-Region during her junior campaign.  Her junior year also saw her selected as Region Tournament MVP, as St. Pius X won the 2011 Region 5-AAA tournament championship.  O'Donnell finished her career with more than 400 points and 300 rebounds.  

TIFFANY STONE
ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH
Tiffany Stone enters her sixth season with the Golden Lion varsity in 2017-18.  Stone is a former All-Colonial Athletic Association basketball student-athlete at William & Mary.  Stone is second in career rebounds for the Tribe and scored over 1,000 points and grabbed over 1,000 rebounds in her career.  She earned her bachelor's degree from William & Mary in 1991.  Stone works with Coca-Cola as the Director of Customer Marketing.

BRUCE BYRD
ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH
Bruce Byrd will begin his eighth season on the bench in 2017-18. Byrd works primarily with the post players and coached two all-region players at the position. He is currently the System Manager of Parking and Transportation with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.