Candice Cobb promoted as River Bluff girls' basketball coach
This past season saw River Bluff girls' basketball team orchestrate the biggest turnaround in the S.C. High School League.
After going winless the year before, the Lady Gators posted 17 victories, placed 2nd behind Lexington in Region 5-5A and advanced to the 3rd round of the Class 5A playoffs for the 1st time in school history.
Entering next season, River Bluff will have new leadership on the sidelines.
Candice Cobb, who came over as an assistant coach this past season, will replace Brad McKinney as head coach. The announcement was made on www.riverbluffathletics.com .
McKinney is moving over to men's tennis, previously led by Brian Lim. Lim said he will remain as girls' tennis coach, whom he's led to Class 5A titles in 2 of the last 3 years, as well as assume additional duties as assistant athletic director.
“Being a part of the River Bluff High School women’s program has always been a dream of mine," Cobb said. "I am ecstatic for the opportunity to translate everything I have learned to this program and cannot wait to see the outcome.”
A graduate of Seneca High School, where she earned All-Region honors in 2005 and 2006, Cobb started out as a middle school coach at Meadow Glenn Middle School.
Despite graduating Lexington Chronicle Player of the Year and All-State guard Japonica Wilson, the Lady Gators return 8 players led by rising freshman Samira Khalil.
"My outlook for the program is to challenge the girls academically as well as physically," Cobb said. "It is important to me that all of my players are great teammates on the court, but also great students in the classroom. This experience is not only about their personal growth, but serving as role models for our younger players to come."