Jackson Prep head boys’ basketball coach leaving program
Tim Wise is going to be the head coach at Evangelical Christian School in Cordova, Tennessee, outside Memphis
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson Prep head boys’ basketball coach Tim Wise is leaving the program for another job.
This confirmed by Athletic Director Will Crosby.
Wise is going to be the head coach at Evangelical Christian School in Cordova, Tennessee. The school is outside Memphis, where Wise and his wife are both from.
“Evangelical Christian School is a special school, that is a Christ-centered, Christian environment, that’s a draw too,” he said.
“It’s a sad day at Prep. We’re happy for coach Wise and his opportunity, but we’re sad to see him go. He runs his program with integrity and treats his kids the way you want them to be treated,” Crosby said.
The search for a new head coach will begin immediately.
Wise was with the program for six years, and led the Patriots to a 124-45 record, one MAIS Class 6A title, and two MAIS overall championships, including one in 2023.
Wise said what he will miss most about Prep is working with the players and seeing them grow.
“The camaraderie you see in the locker room with those young men has been great,” he said. The building of relationships in the middle school grades, and the skill development we have in our program, that’s very special and that’s a testament to how well we’ve done. The kids, their work ethic, attention to detail, that’s what I’ll miss at Prep.”
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