Helms leaving Wesson for Louisville position

Published 5:00 am Thursday, April 20, 2006

WESSON — After serving as girls basketball coach at Wesson HighSchool for the past four years, Jemmye Ann Helms is stepping downto move back to north Mississippi and be closer to her parents.

Helms is taking an assistant coaching position with theLouisville Lady Wildcats. She will be working under varsity girlshead coach Shelia Hickman. Helms will coach the junior high girlsand serve as an assistant coach to Hickman.

The Lady Cobras finished the 2005-6 campaign with a 10-18record.

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“It’s a great opportunity for me, a good career move,” saidHelms. “I’ll also be close to my family.”

Helms came to Wesson from Ackerman. She is a graduate ofMississippi State University and played college basketball for theLady Bulldogs.

“Coach Helms has done an outstanding job for us,” said WessonHigh School principal/athletic director Ronald Greer. “We trulyhate to see her leave.

“It’s a chance for her to be back closer to her family and doadditional graduate work at Mississippi State. We wish her thebest.”

Helms taught health and physical education at Wesson. She alsocoaches the golf team which won the division tournamentWednesday.