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      Kinnear new coach

      Amarillo Independent School District Director of Athletics, Brad Thiessen, has announced the hiring of Melissa Kinnear as the Head Girls Basketball Coach for Caprock High School.ã?? Kinnear replaces Wes Torres who took a similar position at Midland High School last month.ã??ã??

      Kinnear, who played college basketball at Frank Phillips College and Lubbock Christian University, takes over the position as head basketball coach after spending the past two years as the first assistant in the Caprock basketball program.ã?? A native of Klondike, Texas, Kinnear grew up in the gym as her father has coached basketball for 35 years in West Texas.ã?? She has coached for 11 years, including one year at Granbury working with legendary coach Leta Andrews â?? the winningest girls basketball coach in the nation.

      Kinnear received her BS Degree in Exercise Sport Science from Texas Tech University. She has earned two masters degrees - one in Reading Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University and the other in Educational Administration from Lamar University