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Kyle Snipes enters his eighth season as the Head Girls' Varsity Coach in 2016-17, and is also the Communications Coordinator at St. Pius X.  In his first seven seasons, the Golden Lions are 171-41. 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 and an Elite Eight appearance.  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 (7), Molly (4) and Mary Mason (2). Email Coach Snipes.

Emma Ucinski joins the varsity staff for her first season in 2016-17.  Ucinski, a 2012 St. Pius X alum, graduated from Catawba College in May after a stellar four-year career with the Indians.  She started every game her senior season, leading the team in free-throw percentage while shooting 34% from the three-point line.  While at St. Pius X, Ucinski was a four-year varsity letter winner and started 87 consecutive games from the beginning of her sophomore season.  She scored over 800 points in her career as a Golden Lion while adding 172 assists.

Tiffany Stone enters her fifth season with the Golden Lion varsity in 2016-17.  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 completed his seventh season on the bench in 2016-17. 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.