DeKalb County High School and the Lady Tiger basketball program is honoring one of the all-time great players in the history of the program.
On Friday, January 19th, the #55 will be retired in honor of the late Rosa Stokes. Rosa was a member of the Tigerette basketball program from 1979-1983 and went on to star at Cumberland University after her playing days at DCHS.
Stokes scored more than 1,000 points and grabbed more than 1,000 rebounds in her four-year college career. She was an All-District, All-Conference and All-Midstate honoree at DeKalb County High School and later an assistant coach at Louisville, Murray State, Tennessee Tech, Chattanooga and Long Beach State and the head coach for two years at Georgia Southwestern State until her passing on August 7, 2003. Cumberland plays a tournament in her name each December.
“DeKalb County High School is proud to recognize Rosa Stokes as one of the greatest players in DCHS basketball history as well as honoring her love of the game of basketball and her dedication to coaching and mentoring young women throughout her life,” said DCHS Principal Randy Jennings.
“We would like to extend an invitation to all of Rosa's family, any of her teammates, both at DeKalb West and DeKalb County High School, as well as any members of the 1983 graduating class to come share in this special night,” he added.
The retirement ceremony will take place between games on Friday, January 19 at the DCHS gymnasium.