Liberal is looking for a new head girls basketball coach. Shane Stout is leaving Liberal to take the head coaching job at Kansas City Piper. The Plainville native coached LHS five season to the tune of a 65-43 record. The Lady Skins were 9-12 this year and 1-7 in the WAC but had winning seasons his other four years as head coach. LHS was 11-9, 12-10, 21-2, and 12-10 his first four seasons. Stout's 2009 Lady Redskins went to the program's first state tournament since 1998 and went 8-0 for their first WAC title since 1999. Before coming to Liberal, Stout coached the 2006 Belleville girls to a 26-0 2A state championship led by former Lady Saints Amanda Pierson and Karen Brown.
Liberal's girls program graduates Megan Campbell (3ppg), Lauren Sumner (5ppg, 5rpg), Destiny Hall (4ppg), and Kirsten Ross (3ppg, 5 rpg). Next season, LHS returns junior Justice Norah (23ppg, 6 rpg), 6'2" sophomore Marisol Regalado (5ppg, 4rpg), freshman Jai Chapman (4ppg), and junior Emily Bayouth (3ppg, 4rpg). Juniors Amanda Collins, Shaquill Bond, and Ramey Petty are due back along with sophomores Riley Hay and Lyric Robinson.
The class 4A Piper Lady Pirates were 5-15 last season.