Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tech Coach Talks To Rotary Club Members

Tennessee Tech women’s basketball coach Sytia Messer was the guest speaker Wednesday afternoon at the Cookeville Rotary Club. The second-year coach gave her views on how the 2010-11 season is going and what fans can expect out of the team in the weeks ahead. Last week, men's associate head coach Steve Payne addressed the group.  Speaking to a group of 100 people at the Leslie Town Center, Messer talked about her first-place Golden Eagle squad and in particular, how the newcomers have added to the success the team has experienced through the first half of the season.  The Cookeville Breakfast Rotary is one of 33,000 worldwide with more than 1.2 million members in over 200 countries. The clubs motto is “Service Above Self” and the main objective of the Club is service in the community, in the workplace and throughout the world. In similar fashion, Messer's team is involved in numerous community service projects each year and does a variety of outreach activities that put her players into the community in such roles as working with Habitat for Humanity, volunteer reading days in local schools and most recently, visiting the children at the Mustard Seed Ranch. Tech (12-4, 6-1 OVC) begins a four-game road trip Thursday, as it squares off with Austin Peay. Opening tip is set for 8:15 p.m.