Basketball Practice/Tryouts Start Monday October 31 ,2016
High School Gym 3:00pm
You must have current physical on file!
Head Coach: Jim Melton
Coach Jim Melton is entering his 19th year as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Towns County High School. Coach Melton graduated from Towns County High School, attended Young Harris College for 2 years, and graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Middle School Education. Coach Melton received his Master’s Degree in Education from Piedmont College and received his Ed.S Degree in Administration from Lincoln Memorial University.
Before becoming the Head Coach at TCHS, Coach Melton served as the assistant coach for 3 years. Coach Melton has been blessed to coach some great athletes and excellent young ladies at TCHS which has led to his overall record of 322-139. Towns County Women’s Basketball teams have won 4 Region Championships (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013), made State Tournament appearances in 15 of 18 years, and played in 3 Final Fours (2000, 2008, 2013) during Coach Melton’s tenure. Coach Melton has had the honor of being named Region Coach of the Year 4 times. He has had well over a dozen players continue their basketball careers at the college level.
Coach Melton currently serves as the Athletic Director at TCHS. He is also serves as the Assistant Principal at both Towns County High School and Towns County Middle School. Coach Melton is married to Christie Melton for 6 years. They have one daughter, Kaila (20) a 2013-14 graduate of TCHS, current junior at Young Harris College majoring in Mathematics, and will serve as a Community Coach for the Lady Indians Basketball team, and one son, Chase (14) who is a 9th grader at TCHS and plays golf and runs on the TCHS Cross County team. The Melton’s are members of Macedonia Baptist Church.