Knoxville Catholic names new girls basketball coach

Knoxville Catholic High School has named Alex Bowers as head basketball coach for the Lady Irish.

Coach Bowers joins KCHS from Maryville College, where he was an assistant coach for the men’s team. He was involved in many areas of coaching with Maryville, including strength and conditioning, recruiting, game preparation and review, and individual instruction. Mr. Bowers also boasts a successful playing career—the Scots went 67-18 during his tenure and collected three NCAA Tournament appearances, three Great South Athletic Conference regular-season titles, and a pair of league-tournament crowns. In his senior year, he was named team MVP and All-Great South performer.

“I am excited to be joining the Knoxville Catholic community and becoming a member of the school’s faculty and staff,” Bowers said. “I feel like my experience in competing in the highest levels academically and athletically will allow for a smooth transition to Catholic High—a place where both are emphasized greatly.”