Stephens County tabs Jeremy Hughes as boys basketball coach

The Indians got a huge win this week, even if the basketball has been over for months now. Stephens County nailed its hire for the head coach of the boys basketball program, tabbing Jeremy Hughes as the man.

Hughes comes over from Elbert County, where as an assistant coach, helped guide the Blue Devils to a 29-4 record last season that resulted in a Final Four run. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience about winning. He has spent the past six years in Elberton as the boys assistant coach and JV head coach.

The first-time varsity head coach played his high school ball at Stephens County’s rival, Hart County. As a player there, he was a part of two Class 3A Final Fours, and won two region titles. He went on to play collegiately for one year at Toccoa Falls College, so the community is very familiar to him.

Stephens County made the Sweet 16 in each of the past three seasons under coach Chad Bridges, who led the Indians to 75 wins over the past four years. In that span, Stephens County has featured some amazing on-court talent and has played in the Region 8-AAAA Championship game twice.

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