Christie Sides, a Baton Rouge native, completed three seasons as a member of the LSU Lady Tigers basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach, helping guide the program to three Final Fours and two Southeastern Conference regular season titles.
Sides came to LSU after spending two seasons on the Louisiana Tech coaching staff, the first as administrative assistant and the second as an assistant coach. During her time there, Tech posted a 60-6 overall record and a 35-1 mark in the Western Athletic Conference.
Prior to her years at Louisiana Tech, Sides spent two seasons as the head junior varsity coach and assistant varsity coach at Ruston (La.) High School where she served under Ricky Durrett. While at Ruston High, Sides helped guide the Lady Bearcats to consecutive state playoff appearances, including a 31-10 record in 2000-01 and a berth in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Sweet 16 Tournament. During the 2001-02 season, Ruston High posted a 23-11 mark and advanced to the regionals of the LHSAA girls state playoffs.
Sides played her first two collegiate seasons at Ole Miss for Hall of Fame coach Van Chancellor and helped the Rebels to a 34-22 overall record. She then transferred to Louisiana Tech where she finished her playing career for fellow Hall of Fame coach Leon Barmore. Sides helped the Lady Techsters to a 61-6 record in two seasons, including a trip to the 1999 Final Four. She holds the career record at Tech for three-point field goal percentage and ranks seventh in three-pointers made and eighth in three-pointer attempted.
Prior to her collegiate playing career Sides led Central Private High School to the state championship her senior season while earning the Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year award and all-state honors. She ended her high school playing career ranked No. 1 in school history with 3,375 points.
Sides earned her bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Tech in 2000.
Birthdate: Jan. 17, 1977
Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.
2002-03 – Administrative Assistant, Louisiana Tech
2003-04 – Assistant Coach, Louisiana Tech
2004-07 Assistant Coach, LSU
1995-97 – Guard, Ole Miss
1998-00 – Guard, Louisiana Tech