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Tucker's Lamar next Stockbridge boys' basketball coach

Photo by Heather Middleton

Photo by Heather Middleton

Tucker assistant boys' basketball coach Bryan Lamar will be the next head boys' coach at Stockbridge, pending approval the Henry County Board of Education, according to Tigers athletic director Kevin Whitley.

Lamar, who graduated from Tucker in 1999, spent the past six seasons there after graduating from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, most notably as the football team's defensive coordinator the past three seasons, while also serving on the boys' basketball team coaching staff.

Lamar takes over for Duane Kelley, who resigned after three seasons at Stockbridge.

Kelley guided Stockbridge to its most successful three-year run in school history — three straight state tournament appearances, two county players of the year (Chris Davis, Dante Campbell), a region championship (2010) and 50-34 record.

Between serving as an assistant on both the boys' basketball and football teams, Lamar has been a part of two state champions.

Tucker's boys' basketball team won the Class AAAA title in 2007 (It finished runner-up in 2009). The next season, Tucker's football team won the state championship, with Lamar in his second season as the defensive coordinator.

Whitley said Stockbridge has scheduled a meet-and-greet event with Lamar on Wednesday, April 27, at 6 p.m. in the school commons area.