Scott Sivills, a 1989 graduate of Trigg County High School, will be the featured speaker Thursday at the Century Club dinner, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Trigg County School Cafeteria.
The Century Club is an organization that supports the Wildcat football and basketball teams. Revenue from ticket sales at football and boys basketball games is used to provide funds for all TCHS sports.
Sivills was a five-year basketball player at TCHS, joining the varsity team during his eighth grade year. He was coached by Ray Maggard and George Radford.
Sivills finished his Wildcat career on the 1,000 point club and was chosen to play overseas with the Kentucky Junior All-Stars.
After graduation, he joined the Murray State University basketball team. He played from 1990-93 under coaches Steve Newton and Scott Edgar and was part of three teams that won Ohio Valley Conference Championships and played in the NCAA Tournament – in 1990 against Michigan State, in 1991 against Alabama and in 1992 against Arkansas.
Sivills was a starter for two years next to Popeye Jones, the legendary Racer big man who went on to play several seasons in the National Basketball Association.
He also was an assistant coach in from 1993-95 with Racer teams that won OVC titles and played Bradley in the National Invitation Tournament in 1994 and North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament in 1995.
Sivills graduated MSU with a bachelor’s degree in middle school education with an emphasis in science and social studies and a master’s degree in middle school education.
Sivills returned to Trigg County in 1996. He taught science and social studies at the middle school and was a three-year assistant girls basketball coach while his uncle, Trigg legend Buddy Sivills, was head coach.
In 1998, Sivills was hired by Calloway County High School, where he is currently employed as a physical science teacher and one of the 1st Region’s top girls basketball coaches. He is entering his 12th season as head coach of the Lady Lakers and is at the top of the program’s all-time wins list.
The Lady Lakers have three consecutive 20-win seasons under Sivills, who has led the team to a pair of 1st Region championships. He has coached 8 athletes who have played at the college level and 12 players who have been valedictorian and one salutatorian in his tenure.
His teams have been picked in the top three of the region over the past 6 years, and his current team will be picked again to be in the top of the region and he has a junior forward, Averee Fields, who is picked as one of the top juniors in the state of Kentucky.
Sivills and Catherine Frazier Sivills have been happily married for 13 years and have three children – Will, 11; Jackson, 7; and Caroline, 5.
His family attends First United Methodist Church in Murray, where he teaches adult Sunday School.
(Information for this story was provided by Mike Wright, TCHS boys basketball coach.)