WICHITA FALLS, TX - WFISD approved the appointment of a new girls basketball coach for Rider High School Tuesday afternoon.
Laura Holmes will take over the Lady Raiders, replacing Ramsey Ghazal who left for Glen Rose after five strong seasons in the Black and Gold.
Holmes has 18 years of coaching experience, including 11 years as a head coach. Holmes spent the last three seasons at Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland. She was 57-39 at Lakeview Centennial, making the playoffs in all three seasons.
Originally, former Bowie coach Colby Davis-Pastusek had been announced as the finalist for the job, but contract talks broke down before her name could be presented to the Board. She has since taken the head coaching job at The Colony High School in the Lewisville ISD.