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Freed-Hardeman women’s basketball coach joins 700 club


HENDERSON, Tenn. — Dale Neal, women’s basketball coach at Freed-Hardeman University, recently recorded his 700th career win.
The milestone victory was Neal’s 466th with Freed-Hardeman. He’s in his 42nd year of coaching and his 18th season at Freed-Hardeman.
The Lady Lions have competed in every NAIA national tournament for the past 15 years.
An alumnus of Harding University in Searcy, Ark., Neal was converted to Christ after receiving an athletic scholarship to York College in Nebraska, then a junior college.
He later coached the men’s basketball team at York for 11 years before going to Freed-Hardeman.
Neal and his wife, Kathy, have four children and 13 grandchildren. They attend the Henderson Church of Christ.
Dale Neal, women’s basketball coach at Freed-Hardeman University, recently recorded his 700th career win.
The milestone victory was Neal’s 466th with Freed-Hardeman. He’s in his 42nd year of coaching and his 18th season at Freed-Hardeman.
The Lady Lions have competed in every NAIA national tournament for the past 15 years.
An alumnus of Harding University in Searcy, Ark., Neal was converted to Christ after receiving an athletic scholarship to York College in Nebraska, then a junior college.
He later coached the men’s basketball team at York for 11 years before going to Freed-Hardeman.
Neal and his wife, Kathy, have four children and 13 grandchildren. They attend the Henderson Church of Christ.

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