Atlanta Ervin will be the new Middle School Volleyball Head Coach at Clayton-Bradley Academy. This comes after previous Head Coach Cheyenne Burnett and Assistant Coach Jill Emert both moved up to lead the High School program. Ervin was a 4 sport athlete throughout high school, playing basketball, volleyball, softball and track. She participated in multiple years of both AAU basketball and club volleyball as well. She continued on to be a 2 sport collegiate athlete at Hiwassee College playing both basketball and volleyball as a 4 year starter from 2012-2016. She has since coached Middle School Volleyball for rec leagues and club leagues for Emerald Youth Foundation for the past couple of years. She will also be Coach Redmond's Assistant Coach for Middle School Girls Basketball this Winter.
"Atlanta is a very bright, caring and disciplined individual. She has the ability to make students laugh, but get her point across when teaching students the game of Volleyball and Basketball. Mr. R, Coach Burnett and I met with her during the interview process and are excited to see where she takes our steady and successful program of Middle School Volleyball and to help in Basketball as well. She really wants to build relationships with the girls and their families. Helping lead in both sports at the same level will give her great depth with our young ladies and families in the school."
"Coach A" shared her thoughts on coming to CBA and her goals for the program, "I am excited to join the CBA community, a place founded on one’s desire to challenge the development of education and society for children in an innovative way. I believe my background in years of being a student athlete as well as a collegiate athlete, has helped me to understand all facets of the sports industry and sports society. I am passionate about helping the younger generation to learn a sport they did not know already; transforming the development of the individuals’ knowledge of sports and love for sports, as they come to understand and love the game as much as I myself do. Giving the younger generation guidance in a scholarly manner as well,
to help forge opportunities to excel in the classroom as well as on the court.
To be an example of what the outcomes of hard work and dedication both in school and on the court can do for the future."
We are glad to have Coach A on our team and cannot wait to see her leadership demonstrated very soon.