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New Basketball Coaching Staff Named at Westminster Schools of Augusta

New Basketball Coaching Staff Named at Westminster Schools of Augusta

Another time in ball has started at Westminster Schools of Augusta with the naming of new mentors for both the young men and young ladies varsity groups for the school this year. Kevin Kelsey succeeds Mark Tebbs, previous varsity young men’s ball mentor, who served in that job since 1991. He will begin his new job on Aug. 3, 2021, and will likewise be essential for the full-time instructing personnel.

Kelsey instructed varsity young men’s ball for a very long time in Los Angeles – 18 of which he filled in as lead trainer. During that time, 14 of his groups completed their individual seasons positioned in the main 16 of their division (in a 60-group meeting), making him one of a couple of mentors in Southern California to achieve a high pace of accomplishment. He runs a thrilling speedy offense that permits his players a feeling of opportunity and certainty, while his way to deal with guard lays on player correspondence and solidarity. Despite the fact that he loves to win, Kelsey discovers more prominent fulfillment in the long lasting connections he works with his players.

“Joining the Wildcats is an extraordinary chance, the heaviness of which isn’t lost on me. To assume control over a heavenly program from a legend like Coach Tebbs is scaring, yet I am anticipating the test of proceeding with his heritage with these young fellows,” said Kelsey. A local of Chattanooga, Tenn. furthermore, a University of Tennessee Volunteer, he is eager to move back toward the South with his better half and three youngsters.

John Spurlock has been named young ladies’ varsity b-ball mentor at Westminster. Spurlock started his vocation training center school young ladies, and afterward moved to instructing varsity young men as of recently. From 2009 until 2016, Spurlock instructed at Curtis Baptist School, winning five Region Championships, four out of six Final Four appearances and two State Championships. He was named GISA Coach of the Year multiple times and Region Coach of the Year multiple times. Mentor Spurlock then, at that point went to Wardlaw Academy where his varsity young men groups won three of five Region Championships and he was named Region Coach of the Year multiple times. He was likewise named The Augusta Chronicle Independent Boys Coach of the Year multiple times during his profession.

Spurlock’s greatest achievement isn’t the successes and titles, however the Godly model he depicts as he mentors. He adores ball, yet his greatest love is his family. He is hitched to Kim and the dad of 11 kids, and “Poppa” to 14 grandkids.

“We are so eager to invite Coach Spurlock and Coach Kelsey toward the Westminster family. Both of these mentors carry with them a lot of involvement, an affection for the sport of ball, and an energy to share Christ through games,” said Andrew Bryan, Westminster Athletic Director.

“They will be an incredible expansion to our varsity instructing staff and we anticipate supporting our young ladies and young men varsity b-ball groups this colder time of year.

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