Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Tom Sutherland begins his first year as the Lady Lopes head coach during the 2013-14 year. During the 2012-13 season he was an invaluable part of the Lady Lopes unprecedented success as the assistant coach.
Sutherland has worked at many levels in his coaching career including NCAA DI schools UMBC, Marist and Manhattan, and has coached at the Junior College level as the head coach at Glendale Community College.
Alex Earl, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
Alexandria comes to Lamar CC after graduating from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications where she was a student – athlete. Alex played D-1 basketball for ASU from 2008 to 2012. Alex connected on 92 career 3 pointers and finished 10th on ASU’s all time three point list.
ASU women’s basketball program made the post season tournament play in all of Alex’s four years. Alex was actively involved in coach Charlie Turner Thorn’s youth coaching clinics, talking to Alumni and speaking in front of boosters.
Alex is a graduate of Southridge High School in Beaverton, Oregon where she was an all state player in both soccer and basketball all four years. Both teams made the state playoffs for four years and the basketball team won four straight big school state championships from 2005-08. Her senior year she was voted player of the year in basketball by the state of Oregon coaches.
Alex was also named Beaverton Valley Times Woman Athlete of the Year her senior year.
Alex’s leadership, hard work, ethics, and her presence command attention that young people will gravitate to. Alex will only add to Lamar’s program and success.