Baylor junior Raegyn Conley has been named a finalist for the TSSAA Division II-AA Miss Basketball Award for 2020.
When over a thousand Baylor students and faculty pack into Duke Arena the walls of the old gym shake with school spirit. Named after former Admissions Director and head basketball coach Jimmy Duke, the arena is also the home of the legendary Baylor vs. McCallie pep rally and the home court for Red Raider basketball.
Baylor fields girls' basketball teams at the Upper School varsity and junior varsity levels, as well as the Middle School for girls in grades 6-8. Varsity teams compete in the TSSAA, Division II.
Fast Facts on Baylor Girls Basketball
- Baylor began playing girls' basketball in 1986 and there have been only three head coaches - John Gibson (2005-present), Laura Cottrell (2001-2004) and Doug Moser (1986-2001 and 2004-2005).
- Baylor has made eight TSSAA D-II Final Four appearances (1999, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2020).
- Baylor TSSAA D-II state runner-up in 2001 and 2016.
- Baylor won six consecutive championships (2012-2018) at the Chattanooga Times Free Press Best of Preps Tournament and returned to the throne in 2020.
- Kaleigh Clemons '16 won the TSSAA Miss Basketball Award in 2015 and 2016, Baylor's first winner. Raegyn Conley '21 was runner-up for the award in 2020.Baylor's first ever TSSAA Miss Basketball in 2015 and .
- Seven Baylor players have been named to All-State teams since 2012.
- Coach John Gibson was the Chattanooga Times Free Press Best of Preps Coach of the Year in 2016.
- Baylor has had players continue their careers in college in programs such as Vanderbilt University, Wake Forest University, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Jacksonville State University, South Carolina State University, Washington and Lee, Maryville College, and North Georgia College.