The Alton Lady Redbirds are still searching for a girls varsity basketball coach but the Roxana Lady Shells have found a new coach for next winter.

The Shells have hired Tammy Talbert to coach their girls basketball squad next season.  Talbert is a former Marquette and Alton High girls basketball coach. 

She coached the Explorers: 1992-2000 (8 years)

She coached the Redbirds:  2002-2008 (6 years) 

The Marquette girls basketball team finished 3rd at Class A state tourney back in 2000 under coach Talbert (the '99-2000 Explorers team went 32-3).

Talbert was also an assistant coach for the Lewis and Clark women's basketball team from 2008-2010. 

Former Roxana girls basketball coach Mike Arbuthnot has been hired as the Highland Lady Bulldogs girls basketball coach.

Meanwhile – The Shells have also hired a new varsity assistant coach for boys basketball…’s former Marquette High Head Coach Brian Diskin.  Diskin takes over for Mike Harmon as Head Coach Mark Briggs assistant on the Roxana bench.

Diskin was the head boys basketball coach at Marquette for 5 years – 2005-2010.