Fort Scott’s Stepps named SEK girls Coach of the Year

Pechone Stepps led the Tigers to their first SEK championship since 2014.

FORT SCOTT, Kan. – Fort Scott’s Pechone Stepps has been named the SEK girls basketball Coach of the Year.

After finishing 8-12 last season, Stepps led the Tigers to a 17-5 record this season. Fort Scott won a share of the SEK league championship – their first SEK title since 2014.

“It is an honor to get recognized by your peer coaches. It’s a little overwhelming,” Stepps says, “I’m not coach of the year without having a good group of girls who are selfless, worked hard, gave everything they had and left it all on the court for us this season.”