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Coach and Boys

"I encourage my WCCS student athletes to bring their Christian faith into the game by always competing with the utmost respect for an opponent. I also encourage them to give grace not only to their teammates, but to opponents as well."

 

For this week's feature, we are highlighting another one of our special athletic coaches, Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Ed Addie! Read more about his family and love for WCCS athletics in the story below!

 

Family Picture
Coach Addie with his sons.

All Colleges/Universities Attended and Degrees Obtained

Tennessee State University, Daytona State College (BA-Marketing)

What sport(s) do you coach?

Basketball

Tell Us a Little About Your Own Athletic Experience (high school, college, etc)

I was a 3 sport star in high school - (Football, Basketball, Track). I played football for 1 year at Tennessee State, and I played basketball for 2 years at Daytona State.

Share with us about your family, any hobbies you enjoy, and what brought you to WCCS.

In the picture are my 3 boys - Shannon, Adrian, Kenyon. Shannon and Adrian both played College Basketball. Kenyon is a freshman at WCCS. He plays baseball and basketball. I came to WCCS when a parent approached me and asked if she could talk to the Athletic Director about the possibility of me taking over the basketball program. My hobbies include reading, watching Jeopardy, and Atlanta Braves Baseball. I also like listening to music, and everyday I try to look up a word that I didn't previously know the meaning of.

What do you love most about coaching at WCCS?

I love the opportunity to teach the game of basketball in a Christ-Centered environment, and WCCS is a true Christian school.

How do you encourage our WCCS student athletes to bring their Christian faith onto the athletic field?

I encourage my WCCS student athletes to bring their Christian faith into the game by always competing with the utmost respect for an opponent. I also encourage them to give grace not only to their teammates, but to opponents as well.

How do you believe WCCS athletics helps prepare student athletes for life?

WCCS athletics prepares students to compete at the highest level and never give up in the face of adversity. We say the word "Believe" when we break a huddle. It means Believe In Christ, Believe In Your Family, Believe In Yourself. 

Share a moment from your coaching here at WCCS that stands out as something you never want to forget.

A moment from my coaching at WCCS that I never want to forget is the first game I coached, which happened to be the first win. We played a very good team, and we won on a shot at the buzzer. The students rushed the floor and rushed into the locker room after the game. When I asked why was everyone so happy, the AD told me that he had been at WCCS for 6 years and the basketball team had never had a winning record! (We were 1-0) We finished our first year 20-5.