Woodstock High School today announced that Coach Josh Pierce will take over as head coach for its men’s basketball program!
Coach Pierce, who is in his sixth year teaching and has taught PE and coached at Woodstock HS for the past two years, began his basketball career 20 years ago as a First Team All-State player at Lowndes High School in Valdosta. He played college basketball for Tennessee Temple and Cumberland University, where in his senior year he helped lead the team to its third-best season ever (22-9). Coach Pierce also played football his final season at Cumberland.
After teaching and coaching at Spring Hill High School in Columbia, Tenn., Coach Pierce joined the Woodstock HS staff, and his coaching roles have included assistant basketball coach, assistant football coach, and strength and conditioning coordinator.
“My goal is to continue the success that our basketball program has developed in the past three years under Mr. Kingston Clark, both on and off the court,” Coach Pierce said, adding he is grateful to the school’s leadership and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower for the opportunity. “There has been an exciting buzz surrounding Woodstock Basketball as of late, and I intend to continue that with the support of great administration, coaching staff, and parents and supporters. I am very grateful for this opportunity. We are Woodstock!”
Woodstock HS Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Chris Bennett said the school is excited about Coach Pierce leading the program, which is in 7A competition, Georgia’s largest classification.
“He brings a wealth of basketball knowledge and a great enthusiasm for the game, our student athletes and for Woodstock High School. He has been an integral part of the success here in multiple programs, and we look forward to what he brings as the new head coach of our men’s basketball program,” Mr. Bennett said. “I believe our student athletes will respond to his energy and enthusiasm. He has a lot to offer our program.”