Lori was a successful basketball coach. While coaching high school girls basketball in Kansas, her teams went to the state tournament four years in a row, winning the last two.
After winning the last state championship she was offered a job coaching at a major junior college in Arkansas and she gladly accepted, and her ability to produce a winning girls team continued.
Taking over a team that won only two games the entire previous season, her team lost the first two games, then ran off 12 straight victories, winning their conference and now were in the playoffs for the first time in school history.
Before leaving for Kemper arena, at a pep rally, the president of the college said, “Not only do we have a winner on the court with coach Naifah, she is a winner off the court as well.”
So, coach has an excellent reputation.