SGTC Coaches speak at Americus Rotary Club

Published 10:10 am Thursday, February 9, 2017


AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Athletic Director and Lady Jets head basketball coach, James Frey, and Jets head basketball coach, Travis Garrett, spoke to members of the Americus Rotary Club recently.
The Americus Rotary Club has supported both the SGTC Jets and Lady Jets each season through donations to the Jets Booster Club. The Rotary Club has also assisted both teams with financial assistance when they earned the right to compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Basketball tournament in Kansas throughout the years.
This year, the Lady Jets are ranked 24th in the NJCAA with a 19-3 overall record. They are currently in first place in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association conference with a 9-0 record. The Jets are in third place behind two nationally ranked teams with a 4-5 GCAA performance.
The SGTC coaches highlighted that the Jets and Lady Jets consider themselves students first and athletes second. They stressed grade point average requirements as well as the willingness of the student athletes to give back through community service projects as well as through their collegiate competition.
Accompanying the head coaches to the meeting were Lady Jets freshman forward, Esther Adenike, from Lago, Nigeria; Lady Jets freshman forward, Houlfat Mahouchize, from Nice, France; Lady Jets freshman guard, Kanna Suzzuki, from Hamamatsu, Japan; Jets sophomore guard, Patrick Welch, from Pembroke, NH and Jets freshman guard, Jordan Bates, from Orlando, FL.
The Jets and Lady Jets will be hosting Georgia Highlands on Feb. 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. The community is invited to attend. It will be a red out day and all SGTC fans are asked to wear red.