GC women’s basketball assistant takes job at Georgia Southern
“We (Wagoner’s Wife Kim) would like to thank GC and the Milledgeville community for a wonderful 6 years,” Wagoner said. “Milledgeville will always have a special place in our hearts because of the friendships we have made at GC and John Milledge Academy (where Kim taught). “We never thought we would be here this long but it turned out to be home. Thank you and please know how much we appreciate you all!”
“It would not be right if I didn’t mention a special thanks for Mark Gainous, Maurice Smith, Jimmy Wilson, Wendell Staton, David Gallagher and Terry Sellers; thank you for your friendship and unwavering support. We will always be Bobcats!”
Wagoner came to Milledgeville as Graduate Assistant Coach for the men’s basketball program in the 2009-10, when Georgia College went 22-6. After switching to the women’s side, the 2010-11 team won the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament, advancing to the NCAA Tournament. In Wagoner’s five seasons as assistant coach, the Bobcats played in the PBC Championship game three times.
Of Wagoner, GSU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Kip Drown said: “He has great contacts with the high schools in the state of Georgia. Georgia College’s team camp has grown to where it is probably the largest team camp in the state. He was dealing with hundreds of high school coaches across the state and is very connected there. He brings some things defensively that are close to what I believe, and I think we will be able to learn from his system and the system that I have used and coordinate those two together.”