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Panther Boys Coaches

Warren Jackson (Fr. Boys), Mike Holt (Varsity Boys), Caleb Brown (JV Boys)

 

Lady Panther Coaches

Simone Garner (Asst. Coach), Willie Moore (Varsity Girls), Lakendra Smith (JV Girls),
and Caroline Dodd (Asst. Coach)

 

VARSITY BOYS HEAD COACH

Mike Holt

Coach Mike Holt assisted the varsity boys basketball program last season at Huntsville High.   Previously, he was the head boys coach at North Jackson HS in Stevenson, AL and West Hardin HS in Saratoga, TX.  This will be his 12th year coaching boys basketball and 4th as a head coach. 

In his time at North Jackson Holt compiled 17 wins in two seasons.  In the four years prior to Holt's arrival, the teams win total was less than 20.  He was awarded coach of the year in Jackson County for the 2013-2014 season.  While at West Hardin HS, Holt went 14-9.

As an assistant coach at powerhouse programs like Bob Jones HS in Madison, AL and Oakland HS in Murfreesboro, TN, Coach Holt helped guide the teams to national rankings and playoff success. Coach Holt has been fortunate to coach Jeffrey Moss (Murray State), Travon Landry (New Mexico State), Reggie Ragland (Alabama), Jamal Hughes (Vermont Tech), Tyler Copeland (Sam Houston State) and many other college scholarship athletes. 

Coach Holt attended Florida College in Tampa, FL on a basketball scholarship.  The team finished in 4th place in the USCAA in 2005-2006.  

He is married to Erika Holt, a teacher at Columbia High School, and has three children, Bryce (12), Braden (10), and Houston (2). 

 

 

 

 

VARSITY GIRLS HEAD COACH

Willie Moore

With 9 years of coaching experience under his belt, Willie Moore just completed his 2nd season as the head coach of the Walker High School girls’ basketball team.  Prior to becoming the head coach in 2014, Coach Moore was an assistant boys’ basketball coach at Walker.  While coaching boys he was a part of four straight Sweet 16 appearances, several Area Championships, and 7 play-off appearances and during the 2007-08 season the team set a school record for most wins in a season.  He also coached the Walker High School boys’ basketball All-Time leader scorer.

In his first year talking over the girls program at Walker, the team was in a rebuilding year and finished 2nd place in the area in the regular season and the area tournament in class 6A Area 8.   The Lady Viking advanced to the Sub-Regional round of the play-offs before being eliminated by Austin High School for went on to the Final 4.  In the 2nd year the Walker Lady Vikings doubled the win total winning 18 games and advancing to the sub-regional round again before being eliminated by Austin High School. Other highlight from the season:  The team traveled to Orlando, FL to play in the KSA Holiday Classic which gave the team national exposure, the team also received top 10 votes which was the first time since 1997.

Born and raised in Jasper, Moore played on the collegiate level at Bevill State Community College-Walker College Campus and the University of West Alabama.  He will be teaching Math at Huntsville High School.  He is married to Lakesha Moore and they have two sons Jabari 18 and Wil 5.