New coach Scott Tyson sees Randleman girls’ basketball job as ideal

Scott Tyson (Courtesy photo)

 RANDLEMAN – When the Randleman girls’ basketball coaching position became open, Scott Tyson saw that as an ideal situation.

So he’s back in a coaching capacity after he was hired as the third coach in three years for the Tigers.

“It’s really the tradition that Coach (Brandon) Varner started and Coach (Steve) Rightmyer continued last year,” Tyson said.

Tyson coached the girls’ team at Southern Guilford in 2022-23 before taking the past school year off from a coaching role.

He said he’s happy to be back.

While in high school, Tyson spent three years at Western Guilford before his senior year at Wheatmore, where he graduated from 2012. He went on to spend three seasons as a long snapper in the football program at UNC Pembroke.

Tyson was a Southern Guilford assistant coach for three seasons under current Asheboro volleyball coach Kelly Smith before, while in charge, his team went 8-16. That record marked the most victories in four seasons for the Storm.

Tyson, 30, has connections throughout the Piedmont Athletic Conference. Randleman athletics director Jake Smith was a Wheatmore assistant football coach when Tyson played for the Warriors.

Before going to Southern Guilford, where he also was on the football staff under current Trinity coach Bear Bradley, he spent time on boys’ basketball staffs at Trinity and Piedmont Classical.

Tyson, who lives in Trinity, said he views Randleman as special for athletics.

“Randleman is always a place that’s a little different over there,” he said. “It’s a really, really strong community and you see the support there.”

Randleman has been conference girls’ basketball champions for six consecutive seasons. The Tigers were 20-7 overall during the past season.

During the past week, Tyson has gained more knowledge about his new team through summer workouts and participation in a summer games in Bermuda Run.

“It’s kind of cool that now I’ve seen them,” he said. “You can learn about them. You make mistakes and not worry about it. … I think we’ll be really good this year.”

By Bob Sutton