Assistant coach Tarniesha Scott was named the interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Since taking over, TC has gone 3-1.
“Coach Romeo resigned last Monday ,” TC Athletic Director Will Ramos said last Thursday. “We are very thankful for everything that he did to us for the last five years that he was here. We all know that he built this program to where it is today- a winning program. His reason to resign is personal. We are thankful for the last five years and we are wishing him the best.”
In Lagmay’s five seasons, TC went 90-63 during his tenure in Crimson and Blue. During the 2009-10 season, he led the Lady Tornadoes to USCAA National Championship.
Ramos thanked everyone that played a part of keeping the team together during the difficult circumstances which led to Lagmay’s resignation.
“We moved forward,” Ramos said. “It took a lot for the administration to get involved in this transition for the team. The administration has done a tremendous job trying to keep this team together with a goal in mind of winning. That goes down from the President, to Dean Pattio and I, we worked a lot of hours to make sure the girls are happy. After that happened, the results you can see on the court, we are still winning. We are still tied for first with Xavier in the GCACC and we excited about that.”
Since Lagmay has been gone the Lady Tornadoes have suffered in the rankings. After losing to Xavier, TC fell from No.10 to No.11, but after winning three straight the Lady Tornadoes fell to 22nd in the rankings.
“This week’s rankings we are 22 in the nation,” Ramos said. “We lost a game a Xavier and it hurt us this week. The girls are playing well with the interim Coach Scott and Coach Harrold is the assistant coach. They are on a four game winning streak, so I am excited about the team. Through the season, I believe they can get stronger with the new coach.”
The Lady Tornadoes will end their eight game road trip, which lasts almost a month, on Feb.22 against Voorhees for their annual Pink Zone game. Ramos hopes that the community and the students come out in full force to support the Lady Tornadoes.
“The team has been on the road for the last 20 days, “he said. “Next week we will come back home and I think we have four games at home. Hopefully, we can get support from the community. Both basketball teams are in the top 20 in the nation, so hopefully the community will come out and support us.”
The Daily Home tried to contact Romeo Lagmay, but he did not immediately return our calls.
TC travel to take on Tennessee Temple on Saturday at 2 p.m.