Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

June 21, 2013

Coach Akers


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PARKERSBURG —  Tesla Akers, a recent graduate of Ferrum College and a former standout at Princeton Senior High School, has been chosen as the new women’s basketball coach for the Tigerettes, according to PSHS principal Jack Parker. Akers, who earned WBCA All-America honorable mention honors as a senior with the Panthers, succeeds Debbie Ball, who retired after last season, her 30th at the helm. Akers, an All-Class AAA performer at Princeton, was a three-time All-USA South first team honoree while at Ferrum. Akers’ sister, McKenzie, is a recent graduate of Princeton and will play at Marshall.