August 31, 1952 |
Whidbey Island, Washington
|Alma mater||Wayland Baptist College
West Texas State University
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Texas Tech (asst.)
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|2011–present||Texas Tech (asst. AD)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Big 12 Women's Basketball Tournament (1998, 1999)
SWC Regular Season (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996)
Big 12 Regular Season (1998, 1999, 2000)
Big 12 Coach of the Year (1998, 1999)
SWC Coach of the Year (1983, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995)
Marsha Sharp (born August 31, 1952) is the former head coach of Texas Tech University's women's basketball team, the Lady Raiders. She retired after 23 years at the conclusion of the 2005–2006 season.
Sharp went to high school in Tulia, Texas. She graduated in 1974 from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview. She procured her master's degree in 1976 from West Texas State University (now West Texas A&M University) in Canyon. She became the head coach of the Lady Raiders in 1982. For most of the 1980s, Sharp's Lady Raiders were the second-best team in the Southwest Conference, behind Jody Conradt's Texas Lady Longhorns. However, they dominated the last years of the SWC's existence, winning the last five regular season titles in a row (four outright, one shared) and three conference tournaments. Her best team was the 1992–93 unit, led by Sheryl Swoopes, which won the first national championship by a Texas Tech team in any sport. After the Raiders moved to the Big 12 Conference in 1996, Sharp added three more regular season titles and two tournament titles.
Sharp's 23-year career won–lost records included a 258–89 record (.744 winning percentage) in conference play (Southwest Conference and Big 12 Conference combined) and a 572–189 record (.752 winning percentage) overall.
In 2003, Sharp was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. The Marsha Sharp Center for Student-Athletes on the campus of Texas Tech and the Marsha Sharp Freeway in Lubbock are both named in her honor.
Following Sharp's retirement from coaching, she was named Associate Athletic Director for Special Projects within the Texas Tech Athletic Department.
Head coaching record
- Net Detective, People Search
- "WBHOF Inductees". WBHOF. Retrieved 2009-08-01.