November 13, 2022
By: Dwayne Page
New season, new coaches!
DeKalb County High School’s basketball season begins this week and each the ladies’ and boys’ packages are below new administration.
Brandy Alley, a Crossville native and resident, will succeed Danny Fish as Lady Tiger coach, whereas John Sanders will succeed Joey Agee as Tigers head coach.
The motion begins Tuesday night time, November 15, when the DCHS groups host Van Buren County within the Hall of Champion, starting with the ladies recreation at 6:00 p.m. adopted by the boys’ competitors. WJLE could have LIVE protection.
Although she has served as a journey ball coach and assistant basketball coach in White County, Cumberland County and Stone Memorial for the previous 5 years, that is Coach Alley’s first job as a head varsity basketball coach. Alley additionally directed or was concerned within the basketball packages for freshmen and junior varsity women whereas at these faculties and was the pinnacle coach for ladies’ volleyball at Cumberland County High School for a 12 months.
“I’m really looking forward to starting out as a basketball head coach. I’ve had some great coaches that I’ve been an assistant to that have prepared me for this moment, so it’s exciting for me to start a team and have it my own and get our season started,” stated Coach Alley.
Originally from Cumberland County, Alley’s household later moved to Murfreesboro. She performed basketball and graduated from Riverdale High School in 2014. Alley continued her training and basketball profession at Faulkner University in Montgomery Alabama, the place she earned a grasp’s diploma in biology. From there she attended Tennessee Tech University and earned a grasp’s diploma in Education Curriculum Instruction. Alley moved again to Crossville 4 years in the past. Her mother and father now dwell in White County. Coach Alley, 25, stated she plans to maneuver right here ultimately.
As a Post participant, Coach Alley stated it was her choice as a coach. “I’m biased in direction of the submit. I prefer to play submit-fashion basketball, nevertheless it actually is dependent upon the crew and the ladies. This 12 months we have got a bit extra guard orientation so we will deal with a number of of these however I’ve received two stable submit gamers coming in and good forwards which might be going to provide a excessive submit look so each recreation might be a brand new problem. We’ll see what occurs with this crew because it develops,” said Coach Alley.
As a member of the seven school districts 7, Class 3A, Region 4, Coach Alley understands the challenges DeKalb County faces with every opponent.
“This is a tough district and it will definitely show what we come out of the gate. There are great teams in this district like Stone Memorial that will be solid this year. White County is going really well. Cumberland County will have some great players. Upperman is always a great competitor, and then there’s Livingston Academy and Macon County, so each of them is going to be a tough game. It’s going to be a fight every night,” she stated.
Coach Alley might be joined on the sidelines by Maddison Parsley, who stayed on as an assistant following the departure of Coach Fish, who’s now the pinnacle coach of the Warren County Pioneers boys’ crew.
“She’s one of the greatest to work with,” stated Coach Alley. “I was glad she stayed and wanted to be a part of it. She took over the guards and was able to hone some of her skills. She also got me more acclimated to DeKalb County by introducing me to people and including me as much as possible. She’ll be fun,” added Coach Alley.
Although he is a well-recognized face as the previous DeKalb Middle School boys’ head basketball coach, that is Joey Agee’s first job as a highschool head coach, however he cannot wait to get began.
“I’m excited. I used to dream of being a high school coach. It’s been a while since I’ve stood on the sidelines as a coach in that capacity, although I’ve done a little AAU in the last few years, but basketball never really left me. I have two kids who play, but even if you’ve been doing it (coaching) for 20 years, you’re always going to be a little nervous going into a new season,” Coach Agee stated.
Joining Coach Agee is assistant Cody Randolph, who joined DCHS from DeKalb Middle School, the place he was the Saints boys basketball coach for the previous eight years.
“Coach Randolph has an awesome basketball thoughts. He’s additionally an awesome particular person and these children actually respect him. He coached most of those children in center college and is aware of what they did effectively prior to now. We’re going to implement a few of the identical issues he did in center college to provide the gamers one thing they’re conversant in,” said Coach Agee.
The Tigers are managed by five seniors along with several juniors and sophomores.
“We have five seniors including four who came back from last year and we’re expecting great things from them, Stetson Agee, Zack Birmingham, Elishah Ramos and Robert Wheeler. We’ve added Ean Jones again this year. He’s a football player and didn’t play basketball last year, but he’s returned this year. Our juniors include Alex Antoniak, Conner Close, Ian Colwell and Kaleb Spears. We’ll have Seth Fuson, Owen Snipes and possibly Jordan Parker as a sophomore, but he was injured playing football so we don’t know his status yet. Also, sophomore Dallas Kirby suffered an injury that will sideline him this season,” stated Coach Agee.
White County and Stone Memorial are picked to take finest place in District 7, Class 3A, Region 4, with DeKalb County someplace in the midst of the sector. Coach Agee stated it will give his crew a bit of further incentive to compete.
“There are numerous good boys’ basketball groups on this county. Our first two district video games, White County and Stone Memorial, are the 2 picked to complete one and two in district so it will not be straightforward for us early on. Stone Memorial went to the state match final 12 months and their finest participant was a rookie, however it is going to be powerful from prime to backside. They picked us to complete mid-desk, perhaps 4th or fifth, however I’ve advised our children that actually doesn’t suggest something and that it is primarily based on final 12 months’s expectations. Maybe that may give us some motivation,” he said.
Coach Agee said he believes the community will rally around the program and support it as in the past
“Both Coach Randolph and I played under former Tigers coach Danny Bond and he (Randolph) played under former coaches Bond and Lynus Martin. It’s a since pride for us. We love this county and I think the community will flock to us. We are also blessed to have a great group of children. These players have done everything we’ve asked them to do since we’ve been here with no complaints. They’ve worked hard and we expect it to continue,” stated Coach Agee.
2022-23 DCHS Tigers and Lady Tigers Basketball Schedule
District – 7AAA video games
Date – Time – Opponent – Home/Away
Tuesday, 11/15 – 6:00 pm – Van Buren County – HOF Home • Non-District
Sat, 19.11. – TBA – Gordonsville – HOF Away • Non-district
Tue, 11/22 – 6:00 p.m. -Cannon County- Away • Non-District
Fri, 25.11. – 6:00 p.m. – Warren County – Home • Non-District
Fri, 12/2-6:00 pm – Watertown – Home • Non-district
Tue, 6.12. 6:00 pm – Smith County – Away • Non-District
Friday, 12/9, 6:00 p.m. – Stone Memorial – Away • District
Tue, 13.12. 6:00 p.m. – White County – Home • District
Fri, 16.12. 6:00 p.m. – Cannon County – Home • Non-District
Mon, 19.12. – TBA – Adidas Shootout – Riverdale • Non-district
Tue, 20.12. – TBA – Adidas Shootout – Riverdale • Non-District
Tues, 1/3-6pm – Livingston Academy – Away • District
Fri, 1/6-6:00 p.m. – Macon County – Away • District
Sat, 5:00-3:00 p.m. – Warren County – Away • Non-District
Tue, 10/1 – 6:00 pm – Watertown – Away • Non-district
Fri 13 Jan – 6pm – Cumberland County – Home • District
Tue, 17/1-6:00 p.m. – Upperman-Away • District
Fri, 20.01.-6:00 p.m. – Stein Memorial – Home • District
Tue 1/24-6:00pm – White County – Away • District
Fri 27 Jan – 6pm – Livingston Academy – Home • District
Mon, 1/30-6:00 p.m.-Smith County-Home • Non-District
Tue, 1/31-6:00 p.m.-Macon County-Home • District
Tue, 2/7-6:00 p.m. – Cumberland County – Away • District
Fri, 02/10-6:00 p.m.-Upperman-Home • District
The seasons listed are the start of the Lady Tigers recreation. Tigers video games to observe.
2022-23 DCHS Tigers basketball roster
# title class
10 Stetson Agee Senior
24 Zack Birmingham senior
11 Elishah Ramos Senior
33 Robert Wheeler Senior
20 Ean Jones Senior
14 Alex Antoniak Junior
15 Conner Close Junior
12 Ian Colwell Junior
40 Kaleb Spears Junior
0 Seth Fuson – Sophomore
23 Dallas Kirby sophomore
34 Owen Snipes sophomore
2 Jordan Parker – sophomore
4 Jon Hendrix-Freshman
21 Logan Duke freshman
32 Aiden Turner – Rookie
3 Wyatt Carter – Rookie
Managers Brayden Summers, Nickolas Daw and Davis Wheeler
Head coach Joey Agee
Assistant Coach Cody Randolph
2022-23 DCHS Lady Tigers basketball roster
# Name place be aware
00 Larissa Mooneyham Guard, Rookie
1 Cadee Griffith Guard, Junior
2 McKenna Miller
3 Camryn Branin – ahead, junior
4 Chloe VanVranken- Guard, Rookie
10 Maddison Martin – Forward, Senior
11 Ella VanVranken-Guard, Junior
13 Addison Murphy guard, freshman
14 Allyson Fuller Forward, Junior
21 Ella Hendrixson Guard, Junior
22 Avery Agee-Guard, sophomore
23 Emily Young-Guard, sophomore
31 Dare Collins Center, Sophomore
32 Tess Barton Center, Junior
33 Makayla Scales Guard Junior
34 Darrah Ramsey Center, Senior
Head Coach Brandy Alley
JV Coach Maddison Parsley
Managers Leah Smith, Deanna Neal and Allyssa Hendrix.
2022-23 DCHS Basketball Cheer Roster
Second 12 months college students:
Shelia Kirby coach
Kaitlyn curler coach
Hayley Martin coach