One week after Gulf Coast State College announced that Vernette Skeete was leaving Gulf Coast for an assistant job at Marquette, the school announced that Roonie Scovel will take over as interim coach of the women's basketball program.
Coach Scovel was head coach at Gulf Coast for 16 years before leaving for the public school system. In those 16 years, she chalked up a record of 461 wins and 60 losses as well as three Junior College National Championships.
Gulf Coast Athletic Director Greg Wolfe called Scovel Monday morning to see if she'd step in as interim head coach. He said the decision was made and finalized within thirty minutes.
Now the question is, will Coach Scovel apply for the head coach opening or is she just helping out as interim until the college finds Skeetes replacement.