Coastal Georgia names Harris as Interim Women’s Basketball Coach

The College of Coastal Georgia Athletics department has named Men’s and Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach Corey Harris as the interim Women’s Basketball Head Coach.

Harris will look to reenergize a women’s program that went 7-19 overall and 1-15 in conference play during the 2023-24 season.

“I am very thankful to have the opportunity to serve as the head coach of the Women’s Basketball program,” said interim Women’s Basketball Head Coach Corey Harris. “Being a graduate of Coastal Georgia, I have always wanted the best for the basketball programs, so being able to lead the program is something I take with a lot of respect and honor. I want to thank our president Dr. Johnston, our provost Dr. Evans, and our athletic director Zack Rogers for believing in me to lead the program and do it to the best of my ability.”

Harris, a former basketball player and graduate of the College of Coastal Georgia, played under head coach Jesse Watkins from 2014-16, and was named a letterwinner in 2015-16. Harris ranks sixth all time in career assists with 155 and ranks ninth all time in steals with 63.

Harris graduated in 2017 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies, and after graduating, Harris coached at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In his assistant coach role for the 2017-2018 season, he coached four all-district selections. The team had a 26-8 record and they qualified for the State Tournament for the second time in school history and the first time since 1987. After his time as a high school coach, he moved up to the collegiate level. Harris was the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of Rio Grande for three seasons. In 2020-21 the team recorded a 19-10 record and qualified for the National tournament for the first time since 2003. He coached an NAIA player of the year, two first team all-conference selections, three second team all-conference selections, five academic all-conference selections, and one NAIA All-American.

“We are extremely excited for Corey and this new opportunity,” said interim Deputy Athletics Director Zack Rogers. “I have known Corey since he was a player here, and his passion for the game of basketball as well as the College of Coastal Georgia has been evident since day one. I know that Corey’s professionalism and commitment to developing student athletes will result in wins on both the court and in the classroom,” finished Rogers.

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