CGTC Athletics News
Turnovers and poor shooting derail the CGTC Titans against Columbia State 80-58
March 18, 2014
Hutchinson, KS — The number 3 nationally ranked Columbia State Community College Chargers, led by TJ Dunans (29 points), derailed the Central Georgia Technical College Titans dreams of an NJCAA Division I national title, with a first round 80-58 victory.
Dunans exploded for 20 points in the second half after shooting 2-for-13 from the field in the first half. Dunans' struggles gave Central Georgia Tech an opportunity to stick around and play with the Chargers.
"Unbelievable player. We knew going in that he was going to take a lot of shots," said Central Georgia Tech coach Reco Dawson. "That's what great players do. They make shots."
Central Georgia Tech drilled 3-pointers on four consecutive trips down the court, including three from Rydealous "Spud" Taylor, to cut the Chargers' lead down to 22-20. Columbia State answered with an 8-0 run on the next 3 possessions.
The Columbia State CC Chargers led 38-31 going into halftime giving the Titans more than a glimmer of hope of knocking off the number 10 seed in the Tournament.
The CGTC Titans were also hindered by foul trouble. The Titans' leading scorer, Cameron Baker (19.3 ppg), picked up his fourth foul with 11 minutes to go in the game. He fouled out soon after he returned with under 8 minutes left in regulation.
"The program has set a lot of first-time goals," Dawson said. "It's just a building block, or a stepping stone."
Titans Defeat GA Highlands 78-77,
Advance To GCAA Championship Game
March 7, 2014
Americus, GA — CGTC beats Georgia Highlands on a last second tip in by Brentine Taylor 78-77 to advance to GCAA championship game.
Titans Make History with a Playoff Win Over East GA State College
March 4, 2014
Macon, GA — The CGTC Titans win their first playoff game in school history over East GA State College 84-65. The Titans are the number 3 seed and will travel to Americus on Friday to play GA Highlands in the GCAA Semi-Finals. The Titans were led by GCAA All-Region Team members Cam Baker's (1st Team Selection) 23 points and 8 assists, while Brentine Taylor (2nd Team Selection) added 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Men's Basketball Hosts Playoff Game on Tuesday
February 28, 2014
Macon, GA — Titans Fans: THIS IS IT! The Playoffs are here, starting with a big time match-up against East Georgia College on Tuesday, March 4th, 7:00 PM, at the Titans Arena in Macon. We are currently the number 3 seed in the conference standings, and our men will host a playoff game. We'll need your support Tuesday. Either team comes in with a very talented roster. This is our men's first winning season in school history and first home playoff game, so come out Tuesday and support our student-athletes as we look to make a run to a GCAA title! GO TITANS!
Lady Titans Win First Playoff Game In School History
February 25, 2014
Macon, GA — Ta'Kierra Gibbs and Emili Russ each had double doubles in a 63-60 victory over Albany Tech. The victory was the first playoff win in school history. The GCAA All Conference trio of Gibbs, Jenkins, and Russ, led all CGTC scorers each scoring 16 points.
This is the second year the CGTC Lady Titans hosted a first round playoff game, losing to Darton State last season. Coach Jamie Brooks took that as an opportunity to challenge his ladies to make history. The CGTC Lady Titans have moved one step closer to the national tournament held in Kansas.
Lady Titans in Conference Game at CGTC Titan Arena
February 25, 2014
Macon, GA — The Lady Titans Basketball Team will host the first round of the GCAA Conference Playoffs Tonight at Titans Arena in Macon (1780 Anthony Rd). The Lady Titans 21-6, 16-4 (GCAA) are the number 3 seed in the conference tournament and are hosting Albany Tech. Tipoff is at 5:30 PM and the doors will open at 4:30.
Titans Gain 20th Win of Season Over Middle GA State 62-48
February 22, 2014
Macon, GA — Coach Reco Dawson's, Titans make history, as they beat Middle GA State College 62-48. The Titans have never had a 20 win season in school history until this season. The Titans dominated the boards 57-41 over the Knights. Led by Brentine Taylor's double double (17 points and 13 rebounds) the Titans led by as many as 18 points during the first half.
The Titans defense did not allow a Knight in double figures in points for the game.
Lady Titans Dominate Middle GA State College 75-51
February 22, 2014
Macon, GA — The CGTC Lady Titans win their 21st game of the season, in front of a capacity crowd of 897. The Lady Titans dominated Middle GA State College 75-51 to end the regular season on a 9 game win streak. CGTC was led by Emili Russ (21 points/10 rebs) and Ta'Kierra Gibbs (17 points, 9 rebs, and 9 steals) who ends her regular season as the Lady Titans all time leading scorer (855 points). Former Mary Persons Bulldog, Aleah Holden, also had 9 points and 14 rebounds. Holden has averaged a double double the past 4 games.
Middle GA State was led by former Central High standout Tascianna Taylor (11 points and 5 rebounds)and former Howard Husky, Va'Queisha Hall (8 points and 8 rebounds) who led the team in scoring and rebounds. The Titans led by as many as 24 and never trailed. The CGTC Lady Titans will host a first round playoff game on Tuesday the 25th at 5:30 PM at the Titans Arena.
Titans And Lady Titans Win Last Night
February 18, 2014
Macon, GA — The CGTC Titans and Lady Titans moved closer to 20 win seasons after huge victories last night. The Lady Titans fell behind early to Andrew College by as many as 12 but fought back to win 56-39. The ladies battled through some injuries and an illness to starting center Emili Russ with a complete team effort. Freshman, Aleah Holden had her 2nd consecutive double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. The Lady Titans are 19-6 with two games to play and a chance for the number 2 seed in the playoffs.
The Titans improve to 18-10 after a scrappy 88-79 victory over GA Highlands. The men swept the season series and hope to gain momentum going into the playoffs. With two victories in the last two games, the Titans could have their first 20 win season in school history. Cam Baker and Brentine Taylor led the charge again, each having huge games.
Titans Lose Another Close Game at Home Versus Atlanta Metro College 81-73
February 15, 2014
Macon, GA — After falling behind by as many as 19 points, the Titans made a charge but it was too little too late, Atlanta Metro wins 81-73. Led by Saiquan Terry (25 points), Atlanta Metro had a dominating performance out rebounding the Titans, 63 to 53. Brentine Taylor had another double double (16 points and 13 rebounds), while Atlanta Metro had two players with double doubles (Johnathon Knight and Darius Miles).
Lady Titans Move Closer to 20 Wins After Victory Over Atlanta Metro 60-46
February 15, 2014
Macon, GA — The CGTC Lady Titans improve to 18-6, 13-4 (GCAA) on the season and poised for another 20 win season, after beating Atlanta Metro 60-46. Mercedes Jenkins led all CGTC scorers with 18 points and also recorded her second triple-double of the season (11 rebounds and 10 steals). Emili Russ (14 points and 12 rebounds) and former Mary Persons standout, Aleah Holden (11 points and 11 rebounds), also had a double-double.
Titans Lose Heartbreaker to South GA State College
January 25, 2014
Macon, GA — The South Georgia State College Hawks, lead by Jovante Spivey (24 points) and Daniel Peace (18 points) fought back to claim a 71-68 victory over the Titans.
Titans guard Justyn Olsen (21 points) led all CGTC while Brentine Taylor added 18 points in a game where Olsen had a last second 3 pointer rim out and end the game for the Titans.
CGTC falls to 16-6, 8-5 on the season. The Titans will face GA Highlands on Wednesday at 7:30 PM in Macon.
Lady Titans Dominate Number 3 Seeded Darton State College 76-58
January 25, 2014
Macon, GA — Prior to this season, the CGTC Lady Titans had only beaten the Lady Cavaliers once in school history. The 2013-2014 season has brought a new era of Lady Titans basketball, with CGTC completing the season sweep of Darton State College 76-58. The Lady Titans dominated the entire game leading 33-21 at the half. CGTC had a balanced attack with five ladies in double figures.
Led by Ta'Kierra Gibbs (21 points) and a double double by Kanaja Murray (12 points & 10 rebounds), the Titans improve to 13-6 (8-4) and third in the conference. The Lady Cavs made a strong push with a triple double from Shanea Armbrister (21 points, 12 rebounds, and 13 turnovers).
Titans Men and Women Sweep Albany Tech in Albany
January 23, 2014
Albany, GA — The CGTC Titans traveled to Albany to face the Albany Tech Titans in a conference battle. It was hard fought but led by GCAA Player of the Week, Cam Baker, the CGTC Men won on a last second shot, 73-71 to improve to 16-6 on the season, 8-4 in the GCAA.
The CGTC Lady Titans had an easier game, winning 62-45 over Albany Tech. The Lady titans were led with 20 points and 9 rebounds from Emili Russ, with former GCAA Player of the Week, Ta'Kierra Gibbs, adding 19 points and 9 rebounds.
The Titans next games are at home on Saturday the 25th with the ladies facing Darton State at 2:00PM. The men will face South GA College with an opportunity to move back into 2nd place in the conference. Tip-off is at 4:00 PM for the men.
Titans' Sophomore Named GCAA Player of the Week
January 14, 2014
Macon, GA — The GCAA named Central GA Tech's sophomore, Cameron Baker, Player of the Week. During the past week Baker led the Titans to a 3-0 record and the #2 seed in the GCAA. Cameron Baker averaged 17.5 points, 6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 2.7 steals per game during that span. The standout sophomore signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his basketball career at Columbus State for the next 2 seasons.
CGTC Lady Titans Win Big Over East Georgia State College 71-49
January 8, 2014
Warner Robins, GA — The Lady Titans of CGTC pull off a dominant victory, over in conference foe East GA State College by 22 points. Led by Ta'Kierra Gibbs Double-Double, 15 points and 10 rebounds. Two other Lady Titans scored in double figures, Breanna Bryant (15 pts) and Kanaja Murray (13 pts). The Lady Titans led the entire game, by as many as 24 in the first half. CGTC then went into cruise control and coasted to and easy 71-49 victory over East GA State College.
CGTC Titans Win Against Conference Rival East Georgia State College 89-72
January 8, 2014
Warner Robins, GA — The Central Georgia Technical College Titans went on a late run in the second half to pullout a victory over GCAA foe, East Georgia State College Bobcats. The Titans were ahead by only 7 at the half, led by Brentine Taylor with 11 points and Cameron Baker with 9. Taylor put the Titans on his back in the second half and ended the game with 26 points and 13 rebounds. Cameron Baker (14 pts)and Justyn Olson (13 pts) each scored in double figures to help lead the Titans to a 12-6 record on the season and 5-3 in the GCAA, in 4th place.
TOMORROW! Titans and Lady Titans host South GA Tech
January 3, 2014
Warner Robins, GA — The CGTC Lady Titans and Titans will host South Georgia Tech tomorrow at the Titans Arena, located at 1780 Anthony Road in Macon. The Lady Titans begin play at 2:00 pm, followed by the Titans at 4:00 pm. We need all of our fans to be in the stands cheering them on to a conference victory! Also, come out and enjoy the Streetline Drumline Band!
Admission for adults is $5, high school students are $1, and children up to 8th grade are free. FREE ADMISSION with a valid CGTC ID. Come out and support the Titans and Lady Titans!
CGTC Standout and Former Bleckley County Royal, Brentine Taylor, Named GCAA Men's Player of the Week
December 17, 2013
Macon, GA — Central Georgia Tech's Brentine Taylor picked up the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Week following performances over the past seven days, announced Monday by the league office.
Taylor averaged 18 points on the week, which included a 27-point, 14 rebound effort against Georgia Perimeter College on a efficient 12-of-24 from the field and 3-of-3 from the charity stripe. The 6'6" sophomore forward is averaging 20 points and 11.5 rebounds per game on the season.
The former Bleckley County Royal, has helped the CGTC Titans to a current 9-3 (2-2) record thus far on the season. Upon hearing about his winning the award this week Taylor said, "It is a great honor and privilege to win this award, but it is my goal to help lead this team to a conference title and play my role." Taylor is currently 4th in the GCAA in scoring and 2nd in the conference in rebounding, while shooting 55 percent from the field.
Titans win hard fought battle over GPC
December 15, 2013
Macon, GA — The CGTC Titans pull off a hard fought victory over Conference rival GA Perimeter College. The Jaguars led most of the first half, but a surge by the Titans and CGTC led 43-42 at the half way point.
The second half was a back and forth affair, with GPC fouling, and CGTC missing free throws, the Titans hung on to an 85-77 victory over the Jaguars. The Jaguars were led by former middle GA standout Quintavias Virgil 11 points (Central High) and 23 points by Shane Henry. The Titans had a well balanced attack with four in double digits (Brentine Taylor-27 points, Cameron Baker-21 points, LaJuan Clarington-13 points, & Tobiasz Hose-12 points).
The CGTC Titans improve to 9-3 (2-2) on the season "It was a total team team effort. Our guys fought hard and showed toughness." said coach Reco Dawson. The Titans will be back on the road at South Georgia on December 17th.
Lady Titans defeat Lady Jags 76-64
December 15, 2013
Macon, GA — The CGTC Lady Titans win a tough conference game over GA Perimeter College 76-64. The Lady Jaguars led at the midway point of the first half, but the Lady Titans charged back to lead at the half 35-31. The Lady Jaguars were led by by Abrelyn "Bre" Rackley who had 30 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 steals.
The CGTC Lady Titans had a well balanced performance led by Ta'Kierra Gibbs 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 steals. Emili Russ (18 points) and Kanaja Murray (10 points & 12 rebounds) both were strong contributors to the Titans victory. "Any win is a good win and a conference win is even better," CGTC women's head coach Jamie Brooks said. "We have some areas we need to work on, but we received big contributions from everybody on the roster tonight and that part excites me. Our crowd created a great atmosphere and we hope to continue on our success as the season moves along."
Central GA Tech Lady Titans Win Big Over Andrew College 65-42
December 3, 2013
Cuthbert, GA — The CGTC Lady Titans go on the road and pull out a big victory over GCAA rival Andrew College 65-42. The Lady Titans were led in scoring by former GCAA Player of the Week, Ta'Kierra Gibbs who scored 23 points in the victory. Starting point guard, Keyondra "Mercedes" Jenkins also added 18 points, 7 assists, and 7 steals. Jenkins was also 3-4 from behind the 3 point line and and added a blocked shot in a spectacular performance. Former Mary Persons standout, Aleah Holden added 9 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 blocks in only 21 minutes of play.
The Lady Titans improve to 5-3 on the season and 2-1 in conference play. CGTC will be back at home to host Chattahoochee Tech on Wednesday, December 4th. The game will be held at the New Titans Gymnasium, at the Historic Ballard Hudson on Anthony Rd in Macon. Tip Off is at 5:30 PM.
The CGTC Titans Win 8th In A Row and Share 1st Place With South Georgia Tech In The GCAA
December 2, 2013
Albany, GA — The CGTC Titans improved to 8-1 on the season, and 1-0 in conference play with a 71-58 victory over USC Salkehatchie on Friday afternoon. The Titans were led by Cameron Baker (SO), Brentine Taylor (FR), and LaJuan Clarington (FR) who each scored in double figures. Baker led all scorers with 29 points and Taylor added 16 rebounds to go along with his 12 points. The Titans also topped Southern Crescent Tech on Saturday, 82-59 to extend the winning weekend. Coach Reco Dawson has the Titans flying high and riding an eight game win streak going into their game versus Chattahoochee Tech at home on Wednesday.
CGTC Lady Titans win back to back games over Southern Crescent by more than 75 points
November 25, 2013
Warner Robins, GA — The Central Georgia Technical College Lady Titans began region play with two resounding victories over Southern Crescent Tech 91-7 on Friday and 93-18 on Saturday. Last Week's GCAA Player of the Week, Ta'Kierra Gibbs, led the Lady Titans in most all categories averaging 23 points, 6 assists, 10 steals, and 4 rebounds per game. Gibbs' 23 points, 10 steals, and 10 assists also gave her the first triple-double of the season on Saturday. Breanna Bryant and Keyondra "Mercedes" Jenkins also added double digit scoring in the two huge victories.
CGTC Lady Titans sophomore named GCAA Player of the Week
November 19, 2013
Macon, GA — Central Georgia Tech guard Ta'Kierra Gibbs has been named the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association women's basketball player of the week after averaging 29 points per game last week.
The sophomore from Eatonton, GA also averaged 10 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 6.5 steals for the Lady Titans, who knocked off #10 Darton State College 73-57 last Wednesday.
Gibbs made 21-of-34 field goals over the two games, including 8-of-14 three-pointers.
Gibbs' dominating 32 points and 9 rebounds helped to build the confidence of her teammates and allowed the Lady Titans to lead at the half 30-27. Gibbs' leadership on the court secured the biggest victory in Lady Titans history, over the reigning Region Champions and #10 nationally ranked Darton State College.
CGTC Titans have two runners medal at the 2013 NJCAA Half Marathon National Championships
November 16, 2013
Dallas, GA — In its first season as a varsity sport, the men's cross country team at Central GA Technical College sent two runners to the 2013 NJCAA Half Marathon (Cross Country) National Championships. Sophomore Danny Shaw (1:23:50.49) and Freshman Jarman Brown (1:28:54.45) both were able to complete the 13.1 mile run in under one hour and thirty minutes making school history and accomplishing personal bests. Completing the Half Marathon in under the time helped both runners to medal at the National Championships. Shaw and Brown have been the Titans best runners all year and pulled out great times to qualify for the honor of having a medal placed on their necks at the National Championships. Both runners showed great improvement throughout the season as each runners' times kept getting lower and lower with each race. Both Brown and Shaw have been offered scholarships to compete at four year colleges next season.
Titans Athletic Director, Rorie Bradley is looking forward to the team performing well next season and is excited to recruit for prospects in the middle Georgia area. "We are looking to give some of our talented local runners an opportunity to compete at the next level. We are a Division I Junior College program that is looking to compete and believe we can do it with the great athletes of middle Georgia. We also take pride in the fact that we here at CGTC have placed 98% of our student athletes into four year colleges on scholarship since the Athletic Department began in 2009-2010."
Gibbs nearly has triple double in win over Lady Hawks
November 14, 2013
WARNER ROBINS, GA — Putnam County's Ta'Kierra Gibbs missed a triple-double by one steal November 7 and led the Central Georgia Tech women's basketball team to an 82-57 win over the Robins Air Force Base Lady Hawks. Gibbs led the Titans with 24 points, 11 rebounds, 9 steals, and 6 assists. The win was the second in a row for CGTC.
Keyondra Jenkins, with 15 points, and Emili Russ, with 12, each added double-digit scoring. The Lady Titans are 28-2 in their last 30 games, which includes games at the end of the 2012-13 season.
Gibbs leads CGTC to win in opener
November 7, 2013
WARNER ROBINS, GA — Ta'Kierra Gibbs, former Putnam County High School standout, led the Central Georgia Technical College Lady Titans to a 77-63 win in their season opener against Chattanooga State Saturday. Gibbs scored a game-high 20 points plus grabbing 14 rebounds, making four assists and gathering in five steals. The Lady Titans were down 15 points in the first half before rallying for the win.
Emili Russ scored 16 points and Keyondra Jenkins had 15 points for CGTC. The game marked CGTC's home opener for the team's first season as the Lady Titans. It was the first game since CGTC and Middle Georgia Technical College merged.
The team honored former coach, Fala Bullock, between the first and second halves. Bullock left CGTC prior to this season to accept the head coaching position with Savannah State. "[We felt] a lot of energy," Gibbs said. "I'm glad the fans came out and supported us for the home opener. If they continue to do that, we'll be in good shape."
CGTC Titans Win 89-71 Over Faith Baptist in Home Opener
November 2, 2013
WARNER ROBINS, GA — The Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Titans earned the first win of their season Saturday, November 2, with a dominating 89-71 victory over Faith Baptist. Former Bleckley County standout Brentine Taylor led all scorers with a game high 32 points, while Cameron Baker (18 points) and Justyn Olsen (11 points) both added double digit scoring in a game where the Titans never trailed. Second year men's basketball coach Reco Dawson felt his defense gave up too many points, but credited strong performances by several newcomers for the victory.
"I felt at home," Titans forward Brentine Taylor said. "I'm glad the fans came out and supported us for the home opener. This year will be fun for our team." Taylor also led the team in rebounds (14) and blocked shots (2).
CGTC Lady Titans Win 77-63 Over Chattanooga State in Home Opener
November 2, 2013
WARNER ROBINS, GA — The Central Georgia Technical College Lady Titans earned the first win of their season Saturday November 2nd, with a resounding 77-63 win over Chattanooga State. Ta'Kierra Gibbs scored a game high 20 points, while Emili Russ (16 points) and Keyondra Jenkins (15 points) both added double digit scoring in a game where the Lady Titans were down 15 points in the first half. First year women's basketball coach, Jamie Brooks credited a well balanced team effort for the victory.
Saturday marked CGTC's home opener for the team's 1st season as the Lady Titans. All home openers are pretty big deals, but this one seemed more special because of the occasion and because the team honored it's former coach Fala Bullock between the first and second halves. The team fed off the energy the sellout crowd generated. "[We felt] a lot of energy," Lady Titans guard Ta'Kierra Gibbs said. "I'm glad the fans came out and supported us for the home opener. If they continue to do that, we'll be in good shape." Gibbs also led the team in rebounds (14), assists (4), and steals (5).
CGTC Cross Country Team Has Great Showing at Mercer Endurance Alchemy Invitational
September 30, 2013
MACON, GA — Central Georgia Technical College's men's and women's cross country teams have caused others to take notice during their inaugural season. Both teams showcased their abilities this past weekend at the Mercer Endurance Alchemy Invitational at the Georgia Methodist Children's Home in Macon, the teams' third meet of the season.
CGTC's men placed 14th overall out of the 22 college and universities participating in the invitational. CGTC team members Jarman Brown and Danny Shaw jumped out to an early lead in the 8000-meter (8k) race to lead the pack in the first two loops. Both men remained in the top five for much of the race and finished in the top 30 out of 198 runners competing in the event. Both Shaw (29:33.12) and Brown (30:13.33) ran personal bests, improving their times by more than four minutes since the team's first meet August 31.
The CGTC Women's Cross Country team finished 10th out of 21 colleges and universities participating in the meet. This is the first top 10 finish for the cross country program at CGTC. After battling some injuries over the past two weeks, the team still managed to produce a strong showing at Saturday's event. Both Bethanie Kitchens (knee) and Dez-Janea Jones (calf) were cleared to compete in the 5000-meter (5k) race with their teammates. However, the past physical ailments did not hold back this gutsy team from having their best showing of the season so far. Ashley Collins had a personal best (28:38.51), while Bethanie Kitchens (28:03.44) and Dez-Janea Jones (28:54.35) also achieved their best performances of the season. Sophomores Janna Turner (34:33.11) and T'Keyah Gray (34:37.51) also lowered their best times by over four minutes to finish the meet in under the mandatory 35:00.00 time limit set by the host team, Mercer University. CGTC sophomore Katrina Trice was treated and released for dehydration during the meet and is recovering well for the upcoming meet.
Both teams will return to action on Saturday, October 12 at the University of West Georgia Invite in Carrollton at 9 am.
CGTC Titans Cross Country Teams Place 4th Overall at Darton Invitational
September 4, 2013
ALBANY, GA — The Central Georgia Technical College Titans and Lady Titans competed in their first ever Cross Country meet. The Women finished in 4th place overall (14 teams), and the men performed at a high standard as well. Danny Shaw placed 8th overall, giving CGTC its first ever Cross Country medalist in school history.
NASCAR Champion, David Ragan, presents CGTC Booster Club with $5,720 Donation for successful "Drive 4 CGTC" event in Perry
August 12, 2013
PERRY, GA — The Central Georgia Technical College Athletic Department receives a "Boost" from local NASCAR champion and Ford Dealer, David Ragan. Ragan presents CGTC Athletic Director, Rorie Bradley, with a donation check from Ford Motor Company in the amount of $5720 dollars. The CGTC Booster Club hosted its first "Drive 4 CGTC" on May 24th at David Ragan Ford in Perry, GA and the community came out to support. CGTC had over 285 participants in the event that helped become the most successful "Drive" event that David Ragan Ford has ever had.
Jamie Brooks Selected as the Central Georgia Technical College Lady Titans Head Coach
June 24, 2013
MACON, GA — The Central Georgia Technical College Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Jamie Brooks as the new head women's basketball coach. Mr. Brooks is the third head women's basketball coach in CGTC history.
Brooks is set to lead the women's basketball program after serving as the assistant coach for the CGTC men's basketball team during the 2012-2013 season. Coach Brooks' new position with CGTC Athletics follows the departure of former head coach Fala Bullock, who recently accepted a head coaching position with NCAA Division II Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah.
Coach Brooks is eager to take on his new position with CGTC Athletics, stating that "It's definitely an opportunity that I'm really excited about." "Every coach's goal, dream, or whatever it may be is to become a head coach at some level, and run their own program. I'm excited and thankful for the opportunity that CGTC has given me here," said Brooks.
Prior to his tenure at Central Georgia Technical College, Brooks was the athletic director and head boy's basketball coach at Southside Christian School in Waycross. Preceding his stint at Southside Christian, he assisted summer basketball camps at Waycross College.
Along with his coaching experience at CGTC, Coach Jamie Brooks' familiarity with the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) dates to previous seasons as an assistant coach at Middle Georgia College (MGC) and Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College (ABAC). During his two years at MGC in Cochran, Brooks was part of a staff that touted a 47-17 record, and won the 2009-2010 GCAA regular-season and tournament championship. While an assistant coach at ABAC, Brooks helped coach the team to a 46-17 record, and earn the most single-season wins (27) in school history.
"We are excited that Jamie has decided to take on the challenge of leading our women's program," said CGTC Director of Athletics, Rorie Bradley. "He is a tireless worker and understands what it takes to be successful in the GCAA. We look forward to watching the Lady Titans compete this upcoming season."
Brooks' coaching resume is further decorated by his recruitment of a NJCAA All-American, a GCAA Player of the Year, a GCAA Defensive Player of the Year, and nine GCAA All-Conference Players.
"Drive 4 CGTC" Event in Milledgeville
June 21, 2013
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA — The "Drive 4 CGTC" Event in Milledgeville received great media coverage courtesy of the Union-Recorder in Milledgeville.
Fala Bullock resigns to take position at Armstrong Atlantic University
June 20, 2013
SAVANNAH, GA — The Armstrong Atlantic State University athletic department announced the hiring of Fala Bullock as the Pirates' new head women's basketball coach. Bullock becomes the eighth head women's basketball coach in Armstrong history.
LMU signs two CGTC Lady Cougars
May 10, 2013
HARROGATE, TN — Lincoln Memorial University announced that Shermika Harris and Lakeisha Beasley from Central Georgia Technical College will be joining three other new recruits to play for the Lady Railsplitters in the 2013-14 women's basketball season. Shermika will continue to work toward a degree in Criminal Justice, and Lakeisha plans to complete her Business degree at LMU.
Central GA Tech Has 10 Athletes Signing Scholarships to 4 Year Colleges
May 1, 2013
MACON, GA — The Central Georgia Technical College Cougars and Lady Cougars have ten players that will be signing National Letters of Intent to continue playing basketball at four year colleges. The headliner being sophomore, Jasmine Grier, who will be signing with Division I - Indiana State University (home of Larry Bird). The Lady Cougars had a very successful season going 25-6 and the men advanced to the playoffs for the first time in school history. There are three more CGTC standouts that are expected to sign scholarships within the next couple of weeks. The Signing Day will be held on Thursday, May 2nd at 2 PM in the I Building Conference Room. Player and Coaches interviews will be available pre and post signing.
List of Athletes Signing:
- Shermika Harris – Lincoln Memorial University (TN)
- Amber Howell – Armstrong Atlantic State University (GA)
- Amari Moreland – Belmont Abbey College (NC)
- Brea Walker – Columbus State University (GA)
- Jasmine Grier – Indiana State University (IN)
- LaKeisha Beasley - Lincoln Memorial University (TN)
- Crystal Allen – Kentucky State University (KY)
- LaBria Fulmore – Kentucky State University (KY)
- Earl Farnum – Albany State University (GA)
- Omar Simpkins – Stillman College (AL)
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Larry Walker Arena
80 Cohen Walker Drive
Warner Robins, GA 31088
1780 Anthony Road
Macon, GA 31204