Long-time City High Girls Basketball Coach McTaggart Stepping Down
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Long-time City High girls basketball coach Bill McTaggart announced his resignation on Monday after 23 seasons leading the program.
During his tenure at McTaggart led the City High program to new heights.
McTaggart turned City High into a perennial power and one of the most successful big school programs in the state over the past two decades.
He directed City High to the state tournament in more than half of his 23 seasons at the helm, leading the Little Hawks to 12 appearances at state and winning a state title in 2008.
The Little Hawks reached the 5A state tournament four consecutive seasons from 2017 to 2020 finishing runner-up in 2018.
City High finished 19-5 last season and advanced to the 5A state quarterfinals.
McTaggart began his coaching career in Texas where he spent six seasons as a boys coach.
He spent the rest of his time as a basketball coach crafting a winning program at City High.
City High won 13 MVC titles under McTaggart and he became the 38th girls basketball coach in state history to win 500 games with a victory over Cedar Rapids Jefferson in last year’s season opener.
McTaggart steps down with an impressive 518-191 all-time record that includes a 403 wins in his 23 seasons at City High.
McTaggart had 17 players receive all-state honors in his time at City High including three Gatorade Player of the Year award winners.
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