Jennings Named Assistant DCHS Lady Tiger Coach

If you attended Wednesday night’s Lady Tiger basketball game in the Christmas Tournament at Red Boiling Springs, you may have noticed a new coach courtside.
Director of Schools Mark Willoughby says Randy Jennings has been named an assistant to head coach Amy Tobitt for the remainder of this basketball season, upon the recommendation of DCHS Principal Kathy Hendrix.
Willoughby says Jennings was approached by Hendrix to take the assistant coaching position after Coach Tobitt requested some help with the program.
Jennings is a former DeKalb West School basketball player and coach, and a DCHS basketball standout. He played baseball in college and is a former basketball coach at Watertown High School. He is currently Principal of DeKalb Middle School and is former Principal at Smithville Elementary School.
Willoughby says Jennings’ new assignment will in no way interfere with his responsibilities as Principal of DeKalb Middle School.

Elsie A. Staggs Luna

95 year old Elsie A. Staggs Luna of Sparta died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta. Burial will be in the Taylor Providence Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Chapel. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Earlene and Bill McCormick of Cookeville, Rena Dinky Adcock of Smithville, and Ovean and J.W. Phifer of Sparta. A son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Donna Luna of Lebanon. Fourteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and seven step grandchildren survive. Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.