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Gilliland to lead Men’s Varsity Basketball at Foley High School

By Tyson Reed (Foley, AL)

 

Mr. Jared Gilliland has been named the Head Coach of Foley High School’s Men’s Varsity Basketball Team. Gilliland, who will be teaching science at the school, has a stellar coaching record in multiple sports and has received countless accolades for his work leading teams in competition.

“My personal goal is to continue to be a transformational coach day in and day out,” said Gilliland. “I want to build a program that is known for elite-level, competitive play and I want the young men that come through this program to be known for their strong character and impeccable leadership on and off the court. I want to help build a tradition of excellence in this program that will make the school and community proud.”

Gilliland, the 2013 Baldwin County Coach of the Year, has spent his career teaching and coaching at nearby Daphne High School. “I am so excited for Coach Gilliland,” said Daphne’s Coach Yelding. “He has been a loyal assistant for over the years, and I tasked him with a lot of responsibilities; he is ready for this opportunity to design his own program and I’d like to thank Foley for giving this fine young man the chance to do just that.”

While at Daphne, Gilliland also served as the Head Coach for the Freshmen and JV Men’s Basketball teams as well as Head Coach for the Daphne J.V. Softball Team. During his tenure, the Trojans excelled with both sports winning multiple area championships and making appearances at AHSAA Area and Regional Tournaments.

Russ Moore, Foley High’s principal said, “We are very pleased to bring Coach Gilliland on board to work with our young people. He is an outstanding teacher and coach, and his enthusiasm and determination to achieve excellence will be contagious both in the classroom and on the court.”