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Basketball Coaches

Chad Phillips

Head Coach, Varsity Men’s Basketball

Coach Phillips is a native of Santa Clarita Valley, California, and brings over 20 years of coaching experience to the Buccaneers.  During his tenure at the helm of both Canyon and Valencia High Schools, Coach Phillips compiled over 200 victories, five league championships, and 15 state tournament appearances, including two elite 8 appearances and a trip to the final 4.  Coach Phillips has helped develop more than a dozen players to continue their basketball careers on the collegiate level.

Coach Phillips believes that success should occur in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and he has been recognized for that as well.  While at Canyon High School, he was named teacher of the year for his entire district for the 2012-13 school year.  Coach Phillips will join the Allatoona faculty as a math teacher who strongly believes that the classroom comes first.  He stresses the importance of academic excellence, integrity, and sportsmanship with his athletes and students alike, and he believes in promoting a family friendly atmosphere that puts players and students first in all things.

Coach Phillips is married to Jen, and they have five sons:  Cayden (13), Camden (12), Kellen (10), Kolin (8), and Kasten (4).

Aaron Harrison

Head Coach, JV Men’s Basketball

Assistant Coach, Varsity Men’s Basketball

Coach Harrison has a Bachelors in Mathematics Education from Kennesaw State University, and he has been coaching and teaching for four years.  In high school, Coach Harrison competed in baseball and basketball, while in college, he stuck with flag football.  He and his wife, Erica, were married in April 2017.

As a mentor, Coach Harrison looks up to his father, and he finds inspiration from Michael Jordan, who said, “Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”

Matthew Webb

Head Coach, 9th Grade Men’s Basketball

Coach Webb has a B.S. in Education, and he has been coaching for six years and teaching for four years.  In high school, Coach Webb competed in basketball, soccer, and track, and he continued to compete in basketball in college.  Coach Webb is close with his parents and brother and sister, and he looks up to his father as his mentor.

Coach Webb finds inspiration from Michael Jordan, who said, “I have failed and failed and failed, and that is why I succeed.”

Jason Carmichael

Head Coach, Women’s Basketball

Coach Carmichael has a B.S. in Psychology from Christian Brothers University, a Masters in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University, and he has been coaching for seventeen years and teaching for twenty years.  In high school, Coach Carmichael competed in basketball, cross country, football, and track, and he continued to compete in basketball in college.  In high school, he was a three year letter winner at Muncie Central High School in Indiana.  While playing basketball for CBU, Coach Carmichael earned school records for assist, steals, and free throw percentage, and he led the nation in free throws during his junior year.  Coach Carmichael is married to Coach Laura Carmichael, and they have a son, Wesley Carmichael, and a baby due in December 2017.

Coach Carmichael finds inspiration from Confucius, who said, “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”

Brett Hubinger

Assistant Coach, Women’s Basketball

Coach Hubinger has a B.S. in Health and Physical Education, and he has been coaching and teaching for twenty years.  In high school, Coach Hubinger competed in basketball, football, and track, and he continued to compete in football in college.  Coach Hubinger is married to Lisa Hubinger, and they have five children:  Kandon; Danielle; Bria; Kelli (who plays for Allatoona Basketball); and Corinne.

Coach Hubinger views God as his mentor, and he finds inspiration from the quotation, “You are only as good as you want to be.”

Tina McLaughlin

Assistant Coach, Women’s Basketball

Coach McLaughlin has a B.A. in Psychology from Mercy College and a M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of West Georgia, and she has been teaching for twelve years and coached for four summers at West Point Basketball Camps while in college.  In high school, Coach McLaughlin competed in basketball, field hockey, and softball, and she continued to compete in basketball all four years at Mercy College on a full athletic scholarship while also playing golf for two years.  During her senior year at Mercy, she received the Coach’s Award.  Coach McLaughlin has been married to James McLaughlin for twenty years, and they have three children at Allatoona High School:  James, a senior; Jack, a junior; and Julia, a freshman.

Coach McLaughlin views her parents, Ed and Anita Gentile as her mentors as they never allowed her to give up and lead by setting a good example, and she finds inspiration from the quotation, “Be somebody that makes everybody feel like a somebody.”

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