Central Ga Tech Men's Basketball Team Will Have Female Head Coach vs. Middle Ga College Saturday, January 21st at 4PM
After Men's Head Coach (Johnny Simmons) was ejected last night during a Region XVII GCAA (NJCAA) game at Atlanta Metro College, the CGTC Cougars Atheletic Director (Rorie Bradley) has turned to his Women's Asst Coach (April Wallace) to lead the team on Saturday, January 21st at 4:00 PM vs. Middle GA College. There have only been 2 other women in the history of men's college basketball to ever have the distinction of saying that they coached men on the collegiate level. Kerri-Ann McTiernan (Kingsborough Community College-1995) and
Teresa Lawrence Phillips actually coached the Tennessee State men's basketball team for one game when the regular coach had been suspended back in February of 2003.
April Wallace enters her second season as the Lady Cougars assistant basketball coach. The 2006 Georgia Tech graduate lettered with the Yellow Jacket women's basketball program. Wallace's class was ranked fifth nationally by the Georgia All Star Report. She played a key role in the success of Georgia Tech's consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. Due to an injury, she finished her basketball career as a student assistant coach where she learned crucial strategies and techniques from the Yellow Jacket coaching staff.
A native of middle Georgia, Wallace was a standout at Jones County High School where she was named the Middle Georgia Player of the Year in 2002 by The Telegraph. She finished her high school career as Jones County's career leader in points and rebounds. Coach Wallace has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. April was married to Cortney Wallace in August 2011.
This is an honor that shows the forward thinking of the Administration at Central Ga Technical College to allow a deserving candidate, who truly understands the game of basketball, this opportunity, regardless of sex.