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Rick Insell

Class of 2017

  • Insell has over 40 years’ experience coaching women’s basketball • He has more than 1,000 victories between both Shelbyville Central High School and Middle Tennessee State University
  • From 1977 to 2005 as head coach at Shelbyville Central High School, he led his teams to 21 District Championships, 14 Regional Championships, 5 State Runner-ups, 10 State Championships, 2 USA TODAY National Runner-ups, and 2 USA TODAY National Championships
  • He posted a .842 winning percentage at Shelbyville High School with an overall record of 686-129
  • Insell holds Tennessee State records for consecutive wins with 110 and consecutive State Championships with four
  • In 1989 and 1991, he was named the USA Today National High School Coach of the Year
  • In 2002, he was selected by USA Basketball as head coach of the South Region in Youth Development Festival
  • Insell and his 1990 team were the first high school team honored by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame as Team of the Year
  • Insell was named the 1992 WBCA National High School Coach of the Year