Championship Experience

F.A.Q. 1: Yeah, But Have You Won Any Championships?

State Championships

  • GISA AAA (largest classification) Girls Varsity State Champions; Bulloch Academy (GA), 2015

League Championships

  • GISA Region 2-AAA Regular Season & Tournament Champions; Bulloch Academy (GA), 2015
  • Southeastern Conference (SEC) Regular Season Champions, University of Tennessee, 2000
  • Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Regular Season Champions, UNCW, 1997

In-Season Tournament Championships

  • FSNB Christmas Classic Champions; Russellville, KY; Grayson HS (GA), 2005
  • Hawaiian Airlines Classic; Honolulu, HI, University of Tennessee, 2000
  • Leon Brogden Holiday Tournament Champions; Wilmington, NC; East Burke HS (NC), 1997
  • Bow-tie Classic; Emmitsburg, MD, UNCW, 1996
  • US Air East Coast Classic; Wilmington, NC, UNCW, 1994

School Records for Wins

  • North Oconee High School (Varsity Head Coach), 2008
  • Grayson High School (Varsity Head Coach), 2004, 2006 (tie)
  • University of Tennessee (Graduate Assistant), 2000
  • East Burke High School (Varsity Assistant Coach), 1998

State Playoff Experience

  • GISA Region 2-AAA Regular Season & Tournament Champions; Bulloch Academy (GA) as Varsity Assistant Coach, 2015
  • 1st ever state playoff appearance at North Oconee HS (GA) as Varsity Head Coach, 2008
  • 1st ever state playoff appearance at Grayson HS (GA) as Varsity Head Coach, 2004
  • 1st ever state playoff Sectional Championship at East Burke HS (NC) as Varsity Assistant Coach, 1998

However, I also had teams that really struggled and know the pain of fighting just to be competitive! I don’t trust a coach who has never lost (they’ve either been really lucky, had far more talent than the competition, cheated, or all three!). Roy Williams had a losing record as a high school coach and Coach K was coming off a losing season at Army when he got the Duke job (and they turned out to do pretty well!).


 

Frequently Asked Questions: (Click the links for more info)

F.A.Q. 2: Yeah, but what LEVELS have you coached?

F.A.Q. 3: Yeah, but did any of your players play in COLLEGE?

F.A.Q. 4: Yeah, but did any of your players play PRO?

F.A.Q. 5: Yeah, but have you received any RECOGNITION?

 


 

But, the most important thing is it’s not about me! The entire point of starting Coaching Basketball Wisely was to share information from the best coaches at every level of basketball from around the world- not because I thought I had all the answers because I don’t! However, I do relentlessly pursue the answers and want to share what I find with you!

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