Georgia Highlands College

Harrell Attending WBCA Center for Coaching Excellence


Rome – June 10, 2014

Georgia Highlands College women's basketball coach Brandan Harrell is currently participating in The Center for Coaching Excellence presented by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) in partnership with Columbia University Athletics, taking place June 9-11 in New York City.

The two-and-a-half-day invitation-only program is designed to provide college women’s basketball coaches with comprehensive leadership development including everything from self-assessment to the importance of ethics and integrity. Launched in 2011, the Center for Coaching Excellence was established to safeguard the integrity of college women’s basketball and cultivate exceptional leaders in the sport. Utilizing collaborative and interactive learning sessions along with lectures and panel discussions featuring experts in college athletics, The Center provides college women's basketball coaches with valuable networking opportunities with their peers and top industry leaders. The highly competitive program accepts only 36 participants annually.

Coach Harrell has led the Lady Chargers basketball team to a 50-14 overall record since its inception two years ago. achieving a #6 national ranking in their first year. Harrell also holds leadership positions as the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Coaches Association vice president, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Board of Directors member (only two-year college representative) and Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) Women’s Basketball Committee chair.

Before coming to GHC, Harrell served as the head coach at South Georgia Technical College in Americus, Georgia since the inception of that institution's women's basketball program in 2004 and was named Coach of the Year in 2008, 2010, and 2012. Harrell earned his Bachelor of Science in education from the Health and Physical Education program at Georgia Southwestern State University and a Master of Science in athletic administration from Nova Southeastern University. He and his wife Cara live in Rome and have four children.

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