A familiar face will take over as head girls’ basketball coach at MacArthur High School. Irving ISD named Khoria Newman, a former assistant coach and a player on the 2011 state champion girls’ basketball team at MacArthur, to the role.
Newman succeeds Suzie Oelschlegel, who is retiring.
“There’s nothing like coming back home to MacArthur High School,” says Newman. “I am so excited for the opportunity to give back to the community that gave so much to me. As a former player and assistant coach under Coach O, I have experienced firsthand the success of this program. I look forward to continuing the legacy that has been established in the Lady Cardinal basketball program.”
After graduating from MacArthur High School in 2012, Newman attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she studied communication management, played for the NCAA Division I team on a scholarship, and served as a student coach from 2014 to 2016.
Newman graduated college in 2016 and coached at a private school in Birmingham, Ala., before returning to MacArthur in 2018 as assistant girls’ basketball coach. Throughout her first coaching tenure at MacArthur from 2018 to 2021, she won three district championships and two District Coaching Staff of the Year titles. She also coached more than a dozen collegiate athletes, a McDonald’s All-American and two Jordan Brand Classic Players.
She most recently served as the head girls’ basketball coach at Naaman Forest High School in Garland this last school year.
“We are thrilled to welcome Coach Newman back to MacArthur,” says Superintendent of Schools Magda Hernandez. “There is nothing more rewarding than seeing our graduates return to serve in our schools. We watched Coach Newman excel as a player on the state championship girls’ basketball team and then as an assistant coach for this successful program. I have no doubt that she will continue the success of the MacArthur Lady Cardinal basketball program.”