Monday July 22nd, 2024 2:07PM

Basketball: Former Jefferson girls coach hired to lead Banks County program

By AccessWDUN Staff

HOMER, Ga. — Former Jefferson girls basketball coach Jason Gibson is jumping back into coaching. 

Banks County announced on its website Tuesday that it had hired the veteran coach as its next girls' basketball coach. 

Gibson replaces Steve Shedd, who left for White County last month. 

Gibson comes to Banks County from Rabun County, where he served as athletic director. 

"I am extremely excited about becoming part of the Banks County basketball program," Gibson said in the release. "It has a long-standing tradition of excellence. I have missed coaching and am extremely excited about being part of such a strong program."

Over his 28-year career, Gibson has coached multiple collegiate and high school sports. 

Gibson served as assistant boys basketball coach at the University of North Georgia, head boys basketball coach at Emmanuel University, head varsity girls coach at Jefferson City High School, athletic director at Dawson County High School, and athletic Director at Rabun County High School.


The Lady Leopards finished 25-5 overall record and were undefeated in their region at 10-0 last season and lost to Josey in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A tournament.

"I am looking forward to summer basketball. It is a great opportunity to get to know the girls and get an idea of where we are and what we need to work on for the upcoming season," Gibson said. "We will attend a GBCA (Georgia Basketball Coaches Association) live event, UNG team camp, and practicing and team-building activities."

The program will begin the summer season in June and host their first scrimmage game this November.

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