Coaching Carousel – Coming and Going

With a new school year approaching (even though 2022-23 has some time remaining), we will continue to compile a list of the coaches coming and going (that we know of) and update as we learn of new changes. If we missed anyone, please let us know (EMAIL US MISSING COACHES).


No Known Coaching Changes


GIRLS BASKETBALL – Longtime coach Brad Puckett resigned from the program. Commerce named Kevin Furtado (Nathanael Greene Academy head boys coach). He was 0-10 last season for NGA.


VOLLEYBALL Audrey Goode (Dawson alum and long-time assistant coach at Dawson) has been named head volleyball coach. Coach Tanya Porter stepped down from the head coaching position after launching the program several years ago. She remains at Dawson County.

WRESTLING Andrew Grigsby, who had been coaching at the Middle School, has been named the new head varsity coach. Long-time coach Arron Haynes decided to step down from the wrestling program head coaching post.


No Known Coaching Changes


No Known Coaching Changes


BOYS BASKETBALL – Lumpkin County named Chris Faulkner (Lumpkin alum, former UNG head men’s coach for 16 years) as head coach after Michael Parker resigned.

GIRLS BASKETBALL – Legendary head coach David Dowse resigned following the State Runner-Up season. Lumpkin named Tess Wright (Calhoun Assistant Coach) as the new head coach.


No Known Coaching Changes


GIRLS BASKETBALLJerry Brown was named the new head coach (formerly head coach from Stephens for 30 years from 1980-2010). Laura Baker resigned from the program.

GIRLS & BOYS TENNISThomas Flowers has stepped down as head tennis coach to concentrate on his other coaching duties. Long-time coach Donny Williams and his wife Debby have un-retired again to take over the program.


SOFTBALLJo Kimbrel (current MS Athletic Director at TFS) was named the head coach of the program, which launched in 2022 with a varsity season a year or two away. Daniele Smith was over the program prior.


No Known Coaching Changes


GIRLS BASKETBALL – Union County named football assistant coach Thomas Nelson as the new head coach, after Brad Cochran resigned following just one season at Union. Cochran took the head girls coaching job at East Hall.


No Known Coaching Changes


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