Coach Rhonda Farney (Head Girls Basketball Coach Georgetown HS) Georgetown, TX "Building a Long-Lasting Program"
RHONDA FARNEY -- Coach Farney has the most career victories of any active girls coach in the nation with a record of 1,183 victories and 337 losses (a .778 winning percentage). Her victory total is sixth on the all-time career list as compiled by the National Federation of State High School Associations.
She has been a high school head coach for 44 seasons. In 32 years at Georgetown High School, her teams have posted 31-consecutive 20-win seasons and 30-straight berths in the UIL state playoffs, including seven appearances in the state tournament -- highlighted by a Class 4A state title during the 2012-2013 season that was climaxed by a come-from-behind 65-60 victory over Dallas Lincoln in the finals to finish with a 34-4 record.
She has had more than 75 players compete on the collegiate level, including four of the five starters on this past season's team. The Howard Payne summa cum laude graduate -- still as a teenager. also has served as the head coach at Goldthwaite and Ozona. She was the only girls basketball coach on the Goldthwaite staff and coached the seventh, eighth, junior varsity and varsity . Farney also coached track at both schools.
Farney has earned numerous coaching honors, including being named the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Pat Summitt National High School Coach of the Year in 2017 and National Federation of High Schools 2013 National Coach of the Year, induction into the Texas Basketball Hall of Fame and the Texas High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame and served as a head coach for the 2003 Women's Basketball Coaches Association/Nike All-America Game in Hartford, Conn., in addition to being active in USA Basketball on both the coaching and committee levels.
Also on the national scene, Farney has chaired the USA Basketball Cadet and Youth Committee, helping select players and coaches for the Summer Youth Development Festival. In summer 2001, she was one of two high school coaches named by the USA Basketball Women’s Collegiate Committee to serve as floor coach for the USA Basketball Women’s Junior National Team Trials in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was assistant coach for the 2005 USA Basketball Women’s Youth Development Festival, where her team won the gold medal.
Farney was named head coach for the April 2003 WBCA/Nike All-American game in Hartford, Connecticut. Previously, in April 1996, she traveled to Philadelphia as assistant coach for the WBCA/Nike All-American game. Farney served four years on the WBCA and NFCA Board of Directors and completed a term on the NFCA Basketball Rules Committee.
Coach Farney also holds the position of girls athletics coordinator at Georgetown.
She is married to Dr. Bill Farney, retired executive director of the University Interscholastic League, the ruling body of extra-curricular activities in Texas.