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Coaching Carousel

(Many contributions courtesy the Vent)
Updated 6/27

Girls

Long County – Sheron Jones-Daniel – Bradwell Institute asst.
Woodstock Jared Hughes – Rome HC
Habersham Central
Bill Bradley
Jackson  Tony Watkins – Franklin County HC
Johnson-Gainesville Duke Mullis – Former Flowery Branch boys HC
North Gwinnett
– Amanda Heil – Asst. on staff
Oconee County
Thad Burgess – Boys HC
Villa Rica
Tammy Norred – Haralson County HC
Morrow
Rachel Henry
Arabia Mountain
– Jerry Jackson – Redan HC
Lumpkin County
 – David Dowse – McIntosh HC
Jackson County – Monte McClure – Asst. at Winder-Barrow
Mt. Vernon Rita Williams – Former Galloway asst.
Jones County
– ChoRhonda Gwaltney  – Glynn Academy HC
Adairsville
Baldwin
Kizzie Walker – Asst. on staff
Greenbrier –
 Brandon Dotson – Former Laney boys asst.
Glynn Academy
ELCA
Glenn Cassell – Stratford Academy asst.
East Coweta
Chapel Hill
Thomas County Central
 – Thomas McAboy – Coffe HC
Mary Persons
Brookwood
Carolyn Whitney – Lambert asst.
Winder-Barrow
Kimberly Garren – Asst. on staff
Pickens
Brandon Thomas – Winder-Barrow HC
Pope 
Bill Blythe – Varsity boys asst.
Walton
Matt Kelterborn – Asst. on staff
Mt. Paran
Stephanie Dunn – Berry College HC
Redan
Haralson County
– Levi Wigly – Asst. on staff
Rome
Jason Harris – Henry County HC
Langston Hughes

Hardaway
Kelly Ellison – Carver-Columbus asst.
Chattahoochee
Randy Clemons – Creekview asst.
McIntosh
Calhoun
– Kayla Ralston – Asst. on staff
Coffee
Tasha Kimble – Former Turner County HC
Westminster
Katie Argall – Asst. on staff
Walnut Grove
Byron Farmer – Apalachee boys asst.
Franklin County – John Strickland – Blackman, TN asst.
Macon County
VidaliaMatt Huddleston – Georgia Metros
Henry County
Greg Shook – Locust Grove HC
Salem
Spencer
 – Pamela Smith – South Girard Middle School
Hapeville CharterDeMarcus Acree – Lovejoy asst.
Mill Creek
Roswell
 – Antonio Wade – Thomasville HC
Thomasville – Carmenoique Dawson 
Carver-AtlantaThameena Azziz
Locust Grove
Elite ScholarsKevin Davis
Union County – Corey Garrett – Asst. on staff
Bradwell Institute
North MurrayRandy Watson – Dade County HC
Dade CountyRegena Logan – Asst. on staff
New Hampstead – Bob Klofenstine – Former Hephzibah boys HC
Fellowship ChristianTroy Schulz – Asst. on staff
PepperellJeff Rickman

Boys

Long County – Reggie Wilkes – Adairsville HC
Habersham Central Jeremy York – Mill Creek asst.
Ola – Chris Gardner
Social Circle – Brian Anderson – Cross Creek HC
George Walton Academy – Tommy Yancey – Coastal Georgia asst.
Mt. Vernon Tarrik Mabon – Asst. on staff
Holy Innocents’ – Adrian Collins – 2016-17 Interim HC
Mt. Pisgah – Patrick Johnson – Citrus College HC
Mt. Paran
Adairsville – Alex Disbrow – Gordon Lee HC
Milton – Allen Whitehart – Etowah HC
Jefferson
 – Kevin Morris – Apalachee HC
Central GwinnettEmmett Rouse – Former Osborne HC
Sandy Creek – Jon-Michael Nickerson – Faulkner University asst.
Thomas County CentralLevi Williams – Former Savannah State AC
Drew Joe Weems
LanierBranden Mayweather – Central Gwinnett HC
West Laurens
Chuck Hill – Asst. on staff
Armuchee – Clint Decker – Asst. on staff.
Henry CountyBJ Thomas – Monticello HC
Commerce Russ Gregg – Eskrine women’s HC
Spalding Joseph Wilder – Henry County asst.
Lovejoy – Quantavias Allen – Macon County girls HC
Whitefield AcademyCourtney Brooks – Former SACA/Banneker HC
Houston County – Don Hudson – Football coach
Taylor County
Randolph-Clay – Laberton Sims – Toombs County HC
Tift County Chris Wade – Asst. on staff
ApalacheeSpencer Bernstein – Hillgrove asst.
DarlingtonBradley Pierson – Sewanee HC
Arabia Mountain Norman Brown – Former Providence Christian HC
RomeEric Holland – Tift County HC
Cross Creek

MonticelloChris Pennamon – Heritage-Conyers asst.
ParkviewJon Collins – Asst. on staff
Chattahoochee Chris Short – Roswell asst.
Troup
Blake Craft – LaGrange asst.
Rockmart
Steve Luke – Softball HC
ManchesterAnzy Hardman – Former Taylor County HC
Jackson – Virgil Amey – Duluth asst.
EtowahJason Dasinger – Alpharetta HC
Oglethorpe County – Matt Allen – Apalachee girls asst.
Lincoln County
Christian Tiller – Thomson asst.
Westside-Augusta
John Gordon – Pine Hill Middle School
Hapeville CharterKeydrick Barlow – Former Hapeville girls coach
KIPP Atlanta
Bleckley CountyRandall Owens – Baldwin girls HC
Toombs County – Ryan Lewis – Statesboro asst.
Alpharetta Eric Blair – Kennesaw Mountain asst.
Walton Bo Abney – Former McEachern asst.
Johnson-Gainesville Tyler Whitlock – West Forsyth asst.
PerryReggie West – Girls HC
ML King
Gordon Lee

Top Boys Basketball Coaching Openings

Griffin (7-18)

Key Pieces: JR – C – 7’0 Tyshaun Crawford  9.2 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 3.0 bpg

Outlook: The Bears were stuck in the difficult R4-AAAA with the likes of Jonesboro, Walnut Grove and Eagle’s Landing. A change of scenery in Region 5-AAAAA should help Griffin be much more competitive with a blossoming big man in the middle.

Athens Academy (8-17)

Key Pieces: JR – F – 6’2 – Jacob Hudson  15.5 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 3.1 apg
FR – G – 5’8 – Payton Bowles IV 7.2 ppg

Outlook: Athens Academy will once again be in Region 8-A, a cluster that looks wide open behind Lakeview Academy. Jacob Hudson is slated to return for his senior season and gives whoever is head coach, a true go-to guy. Payton Bowles IV came on strong late in the year but must cut down on his turnovers in year two.

South Gwinnett (5-20)

Key Pieces: JR – F – 6’4 – D’onte Torrence
SO – G – 6’1 – Gimal Evans
JR – G – 6’2 – Angelo Taylor

Outlook: There will never be a shortage of talent in Gwinnett County. That’s the good thing. The bad thing is that there will never be a shortage of talent trading hands. The Comets are going to be stuck in the brutal Region 8-AAAAAAA with Newton, Shiloh and Grayson. Only three seniors graduate off last year’s 5-win team. Next year’s team will be loaded with seniors and juniors.

Lakeside-Evans (11-13)

Key Pieces: JR – PF – Deon Berrien  14.8 ppg, 13 rpg, 1.5 bpg
FR – G – Kalen Williams 13.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.8 apg
JR – F – Kre’Sean Hall 11.1 ppg, 6.9 rpg

Outlook: The Lakeside-Evans job is one of the best available in terms of talent on the roster and an ability to turn things around quickly. The Panthers are in Region 3-AAAAAA with Heritage-Conyers as the heavy favorite. Kalen Williams is a sweet shooting guard with big potential to become one of the best players the school has seen in years. Deon Berrien is a force inside and Kre’Sean Hall is a nice compliment as well.

Grovetown (11-13)

Key Pieces: SO – G – Eric Graham  14.8 ppg, 1.5 spg
SO – PG – Chance Fugghett 7.4 ppg

Outlook: Leading scorer Shamar Barrett is graduating but the Warriors should still have a nice youthful backcourt in Region 3-AAAAAA. Eric Graham and Chance Fugghett both have opportunities to improve over the next two years. Seven sophomores are set to return while two juniors will play their final season in 2016-17.

Dutchtown (11-15)

Key Pieces: JR – G – 6’2 – Bryce Parks 11.1 ppg

Outlook: Bryce Parks will need a big senior season to help the Bulldogs in Region 4-AAAAA. If Dutchtown can put some talent around him, the Dogs could be a competitive bunch. Playing in Region 4-AAAA last year should prepare them. Seven seniors will graduate meaning Parks and others will have a greater role.

Duluth (16-10)

Key Pieces: JR – G – 6’0 – Brandon Blair
JR – F – 6’5 – Jalen Hodges
SO – G – 6’2 – Will Huzzie
SO – G – 6’0 – Adam Flagler
FR – C – 6’10 – Alex Powell

Outlook: If the pieces remain intact, the Duluth job is hands down the best on the market in terms of talent and program history. A strong potential starting five is already in line with key pieces set to return. Alex Powell altered countless shots as a freshman and if he can put on weight, he could be a force inside with his advanced skillset offensively. Adam Flagler and Jalen Hodges are two veterans that can ease the transition under a new head coach.

Dawson County (13-13)

Key Pieces: SO – C – 6’8 – Gabe Bryant
SO – G – 6’1 – Cullen Reed
SO – G – 5’9 – Jeremiah Crumley

Outlook: Dawson County could be on the verge of something with everyone returning. Eight sophomores littered the roster headlined by big man Gabe Bryant who will be a D-I big man as he continues to grow his game. If Bryant and the rest of the core remains in place, the Tigers could have some bite in Region 7-AAA.

Coaching Carousel

Majority of information courtesy of Kdubble on The Vent

*Updated 10/10*

Girls

Walnut GroveChris Ward
Sandy CreekJanie Hodges—Scotland, NC
Rockdale County
Holy InnocentsNichole Dixon—Wesleyan Asst.
Woodland-StockbridgeMike Johnson—Former Redan Asst.
Franklin CountyTony Watkins Sr.—Grayson
Oglethorpe County
Mountain ViewBrad Blackmon—Asst. on staff
Elbert CountyWes Greer—Dawson County boys Asst.
White CountyJarvis Davenport—East Hall Asst.
BerkmarAnthandus Beauford—Asst. on staff
Thomson
Central GwinnettShaLisha Davis-–Tri-Cities Asst.
Savannah ChristianJoshua KerkauOak Hall, FL
John’s CreekKirk Call—Parkview
Peach CountyTamica Andrews—Lamar County
NorthsideAshleigh Fox-–Jones County Asst.
ArcherBob Westbrook—Etowah
DaltonJim Case-–Asst. on staff
Blessed Trinity
Tim Rountree—Asst. on boys staff
Arabia MountainFrank Henderson
Miller GroveYolanda Redmond—Miller Grove HC
Schley County
Cliff Royal
Prince Avenue
Richard Ricketts—AD
Shiloh
Nigel Carter—Asst. on staff
Riverdale
Alissa Wilson
Liberty CountyNichole Tazewell—Lewis Frasier Middle School
East Coweta
Cedar Shoals
Takesha Wall—Asst. on staff
GraysonRobin Potter—Tucker
Montgomery CountyDr. Thomas Stockdale
Mt. Pisgah
Regina Tate-Leslie—Former Pace HC
DarlingtonTommy Atha—Asst. on staff
Etowah
Trip Holton—Asst. on staff
Central-Carrollton
Josh Smith—Asst. on staff
Banks County
Steve Shedd—Banks Middle School Coach
TuckerJJ Oliver Jr.—Bluefield State 
Peachtree Ridge
Vanessa White—Dade County Asst.
ParkviewCynthia Cooper—Asst. on staff
Windsor ForestSamantha Tracy
Sprayberry
Melissa Little—Hiram Asst.
Murray County
Hannah Mayo—Asst. on staff
East CowetaLee Heaberlin—Sandy Creek baseball
DuluthApril Tate—Former Dutchdown HC
Seminole County
Carrie Stephens
Columbia
Therrell
Carla Holloway—Woodland-Stockbridge
StockbridgeJamilia Green—P.E. Teacher
Stephens CountyScott Strickland—Banks County boys Asst.

Boys

GriffinWillie Reese—Meadowcreek
Lanier CountyTy Randolph—Dougherty
JacksonAl Williams—Rockdale AD/Former Rockdale HC
Fellowship ChristianRoshown McLeod—Johnson Ferry Christian
Glascock County
DoughertyRufus McDuffie—5 state titles @ Mitchell-Baker
West ForsythFredrick Hurt—Alpharetta
West  LaurensEd Ford—Montgomery County Co-HC
Chapel HillKen Austin—Former Langston Hughes girls Asst.
Glynn AcademyTerrance Haywood—last at McIntosh Academy
Oconee CountyThad Burgess—Dawson County
East JacksonDavid Akin—Former Parkview Asst.
Athens AcademyEd Wilson—Frederica Academy
EtowahAllen Whitehart—last at Buford
South GwinnettTy Anderson—North Georgia Asst.
VeteransNick Brooks—Warner Robins Asst.
LakesideJeff Williams—Greenbrier Asst.
GrovetownRaymond Epps—Asst. of Staff
DutchtownJamal Basit—South Gwinnett
Warren County
DuluthCabral Huff—Alcorn State Asst.
BainbridgeTerry Smith—Peach County
Greene CountySteve McNease—Asst. on staff
CreeksideGregory Freeman—Lovejoy
Johns CreekKeenan Temple—Lambert Asst.
AlpharettaJason Dasigner—Pope Asst.
Dawson CountyChad Pittman—Chestatee
Bradwell Institute-Will Douberly
Coahulla Creek
Matthew Legg—Murray County Asst.
Macon County
Prince Avenue
Will Cantrell—Hebron Christian 
Seminole County
Elbert County
Don Hurlburt—Etowah
Dodge CountyRobert Cotton—Wayne County
Chestatee
Kevin Strickland-–Brookwood Asst.
SequoyahAllen Carden—Sprayberry girls HC
Mt. Pisgah
Doug Able-–Notre Dame, MD
WesleyanAdam Griffin—Asst. on staff
Peach CountyPrelvis Paster—Lamar County
Meadowcreek
Curtis Gilleylen—Columbia girls HC
St. Anne-PacelliCorry Black—Former Chattahoochee Valley C.C. Asst.
Taylor CountyGerald Tranquille—Blountstown, FL
Groves
Xavier Woods—Twiggs County HC
Jenkins CountyQuinton Sweet—Asst. on staff
Swainsboro
Brice Hobbs—Asst. on staff
Lovejoy
John Holladay—Volleyball HC
Pierce County
Joseph Garner—Tift County girls Asst.
Washington-Wilkes
Terrence Pendleton—Jacksonville State G.A.
Miller Grove
Rasul Chester—Stephenson
Hebron Christian
Derrick Heberling—Central Gwinnett Asst.
Lamar County
Warren Sellers—Former West Hall HC
West
HallBobby Pless—Girls Asst.
ELCADerrick Mason—Emmanuel College Assoc. HC
Central-CarrolltonDeion Sims—Asst. on staff
Mundy’s MillDwight Callaway—Former Riverdale Asst.
Excel Christian
Stratford Academy
Sean Sweeney—Georgia Southwestern Asst.
Wayne CountyLemetrice Ray
ManchesterDr. George McElroy—Shaw Asst.
Columbia
Dr. Phil McCrary—Former Columbia HC
Banneker
Carlos Cliett—Former North Springs HC
Heard CountyKeith Simmons—Carrollton Asst.
StephensonDwayne McKinney—Former Southwest DeKalb HC
Savannah Country DayHughes Barber—Asst. on staff
PepperellZach Mendence—Asst. on staff
HardawayKendall Mills-–Current Girls HC
Jackson-Atlanta
Travis Williams—Former Tennessee State HC
Toombs CountyLaberton Sims—Tift County Asst.
Cross KeysDuane Kelley—Former Alcovy HC
Woodland-CartersvilleColman Roberts—Former girls HC
Pinecrest AcademyTerrance Vinson—Asst. on staff
Mount de SalesDuane Hunter—Asst. on staff
Twiggs CountyAndrew Johnson