Former Copperas Cove girls basketball coach Skip Townsend is one of three coaches who will be inducted into the Texas Girls Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Monday at the Arlington Hilton.

Townsend spent 14 seasons at Cove, leading the Lady Dawgs to 12 playoff appearances, including the 1998 state semifinals.

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1998 state semis against Alief Elsik. Cove was the number 1 ranked HS team in the country after having won the prestigious Santa Barbara (California) Tournament earlier in the season. They defeated 4 higher ranked teams in the tournament to be voted #1. Against Alief Elsik they had a 9 point lead with 3 minutes to go when Townsend told them to not shoot, stall. Brilliant decision. Cove lost by 1.

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