Shiloh Names Lisa Bivens as Head Girls Basketball Coach
Coach Bivens graduated from Guy-Perkins High School where she played for Hall of Fame Coach John Hutchcraft. A four-year starter, Coach Bivens helped lead the Thunderbirds to the #1 overall ranking for the entire state of Arkansas, regardless of classification, between 1990 - 1992. After high school, she attended Arkansas State University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She and her husband Austin have been married for 25 years, and they have two biological sons and legal guardianship of two “international sons” from Lithuania and Nigeria.
Coach Bivens states, “I was drawn to Shiloh because I believe you can play hard, be competitive, and win - all while loving Christ and representing Him in all that you do. I grew up playing fast and furious. We pressed the whole game and even scored 100 points, on occasion. We will build a program that will play fast, fun AND fundamental.”
"Lisa brings several excellent qualities, and I would like to highlight three of the most influential qualities that I see. First, Lisa has a Christlikeness that challenges and encourages all of those around her. She loves the Lord and pursues a very healthy relationship with Jesus. I believe she will also motivate our girls to do the same. Secondly, she is very good at improving individual and team productivity on the court. She is organized, executes a very detailed practice plan, and will be prepared to get the most from the girls well before the game begins. Lastly, Lisa will be fully engaged with our girls. She has a great plan to be highly involved and connected in the lives of our student-athletes. Please help me congratulate and welcome Coach Lisa Bivens to the Shiloh Family!" - Jeff Conaway, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach