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South Iredell varsity girls ...
South Iredell varsity girls basketball coach Bradley Gabriel has been promoted to varsity boys coach, South Iredell administration announced late Monday afternoon.Gabriel will replace long-time coach Gary Sherrill, who announced his retirement late last week.
inherited a winless girls team in 2005, and led them to a conference championship his
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"We've had a great year, I'm not denying that," South Iredell coach Bradley Gabriel said.
"I felt as a coach it was a matter of time before their big post players got going," said Gabriel
, whose team trailed 14-13 at the break.
Hickory - Bradley ...
Hickory - Bradley Gabriel has landed the basketball job he always wanted, accepting the head boys' position at Bandys High. Gabriel, who had left South Iredell to become Patton's first boys' varsity coach, has resigned at Patton to join the coaching staff at his alma mater.
"It has always been my goal to try to get back to Bandys, and I thought this might be my last shot at trying to get back," Gabriel
said Friday."I'm the happiest person in the world.It's an opportunity for me to get back home." Gabriel, 34, is a former Bandys basketball star, playing two varsity seasons for the late Bill Bost and two for the last Mike Matheson before graduating in 1990.He
also played at Montreal College
and was the team's leading scorer as a sophomore and junior. Gabriel
replaces James Littlejohn, who coached Bandys for one season.
It has been a hectic few months for Gabriel
second season as South Iredell's girls' varsity coach, he
was named the Vikings' head boys' coach when Gary Sherrill retired. Shortly after that, Gabriel accepted the open position at Patton, a new 2A school in Burke County that opens next month and play in the Catawba Valley Athletic 2A-3A Conference.
When the job at Bandys came open, Gabriel
wanted it despite the Trojans' prolonged struggles in boys' basketball.They went 0-20 last season, 1-19 the year before and have had one winning season since 1993.
"I've just gotta get the kids' mindset on basketball," Gabriel
became girls' coach, the Vikings were coming off an 0-22 season and had won two games in three seasons.
said leaving the Patton
job was a tough decision, but his
desire to have an impact on Bandys basketball is a strong one.
"This is my last gig as far as basketball," he
said. Gabriel will teach at River Bend Middle School and will also likely be a football assistant at Bandys, he said.
The Trojans have a new head ...
The Trojans have a new head coach, former Bandys guard Brad Gabriel. Gabriel
coached the South Iredell girls last year, then accepted the Vikings' boys job.He
left it over the summer to become head coach at Patton
, but resigned there when an opportunity arose to coach at his
The new R.L. Patton High School ...
The new R.L. Patton High School boys basketball head coach, Bradley Gabriel.
...The Burke County Board of Education announced Bradley Gabriel would become the head varsity coach of Patton's boys' basketball team.
"It's a great opportunity to establish myself and start my own program," Gabriel
spent the past two years as not only the head coach for girls' varsity basketball, but also the assistant head coach for varsity boys' basketball at South Iredell High School
...Deal said students know Gabriel is a hard worker.
players know he
would never ask them to do anything he
wouldn't do himself.
...Gabriel, who also will teach English, will bring years of experience to Patton.
At Bandys High School
in Catawba, he
scored more than 1,400 points in his
basketball career. At Montreat College, he scored more than 1,000 points, was team captain in 1993 and 1994, and led the team in scoring both years.
four years as head coach of junior varsity boys' basketball at Hopewell High School
in Huntersville, he
led the team to a 44-16 overall record.
At South Iredell
, which Gabriel
said had only won three games in the previous four years, he
led the girls' varsity team to 19-9 overall and 13-1 conference in 2005-2006.
That year they won the conference championship, the conference tournament championship and advanced to the third round of the state playoffs.
"I've had success everywhere I've gone," Gabriel
said. Q&A with Bradley Gabriel