LEGGETT — Even as she made history Monday night SouthWest Edgecombe High varsity girls basketball Sandra Langley preferred to focus on the present — and the future — after her Lady Cougars defeated host North Edgecombe 55-18 in the first round of the Edgecombe County Holiday Classic.
It was 703rd win of Langley’s 40-year career, which gives her one more than Mike Pryor on the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s all-time list for girls basketball coaches. More importantly for Langley, it put her Lady Cougars, now 5-4 after their fourth straight win, in the ECHC championship game, which they haven’t won since 2009. (Source: Read more)
On Friday December 12, 2014 Coach Langley won game number 700 against Tarboro and the following Friday December 19, 2014 while playing Tarboro again she won game number 702. Coach Langley now holds the title of having the most wins in the state of North Carolina. Coach Langley coached at 3 schools in Edgecombe County starting out at North Edgecombe, then to West Edgecombe and now has been at SouthWest Edgecombe High School since 1979.
Please join me and congratulate Coach Langley on her achievement.
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Delphine Mabry, Kim Edmondson, Coach Sandra Langley, Collin Hines
Collin Hines was my classmate Class of 1981.
PINETOPS — Sandra Langley is neither retired nor deceased, but, already, a gymnasium is named in her honor.
"It’s nice to get your flowers before you die," she remarked with a smile.
SouthWest Edgecombe High’s Sandra Shelton Langley Gymnasium has been the home for four state championship basketball teams and four others that finished as state runners-up. (Read more)
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