Landmark Names Lady Grooms Director of Basketball Operations
Landmark Christian School has named current head varsity girls basketball coach Lady Hardmon Grooms as its new director of basketball operations. Coach Grooms enters her second season at Landmark. Coach Grooms came to Landmark in 2019 after serving as the head girls basketball coach at Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross since 2014. In her five seasons of leading the Spartans girls basketball program, her teams appeared in three final fours, including a state runner-up finish in 2017.
The Director of Basketball Operations is responsible for oversight and coordination of all basketball teams among the boys and girls basketball programs. The position provides a coherent vision of player and program development among the boys and girls basketball programs from middle school to the varsity level. Coach Grooms brings a wide range of knowledge and experience in these areas and will provide guidance to the coaching staff in the basketball programs to better develop and prepare their teams for the future.
“We feel very fortunate to have Lady take on this coordinating role,” said Interim Athletic Director Mollie Mayfield. “Her overall vision for the Landmark basketball program is well-grounded in the fundamentals of the game. In addition, she brings a deep desire to coach the kids to be their best in all aspects of their lives which is a combination that will bring success.”
Mollie Mayfield, Athletic Director
Coach Grooms has a long history of success at every level of women’s basketball. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in education. During her time at UGA she placed herself in the program’s top 10 all-time for scoring, assists, and steals. Additionally, she was a two-time All-SEC performer (1990 & 1992), and was named an SEC Legend in 2010. Lady Grooms was then a part of the inaugural WNBA draft where she was a first round pick. After eight seasons playing professionally she became the assistant coach for WNBA’s New York Liberty for three seasons. Coach Grooms then spent seven seasons as the head coach at Arlington Christian School in Fairburn, Georgia where she won 111 consecutive games and four consecutive GISA State Championships (2009-2012).
Moving into a more expanded role, Coach Grooms commented, “I am grateful to be appointed the Director of Basketball Operations for the Landmark Athletic program. I feel I have the attributes and experience needed to teach, lead, and be a part of an academic organization that prides itself on teaching and instilling Christian values to young people in an effort to promote their life and future. I am blessed to be in a position where I can utilize my talent and experience to impact our next generation of leaders through this game of basketball. It is my intention to take this entire program to the next level of greatness.”