Bradley Knox named Darlington High boys’ basketball head coach

Bradley Knox named Darlington High boys’ basketball head coach
Posted on 05/11/2021
Brad Knox and parentsDARLINGTON, S.C. – Darlington High School (DHS) announced today that Bradley Knox will take over as head coach of the boys’ basketball team. The announcement came during a press conference in the school’s media center.

Knox, who is a physical education teacher at Darlington Middle School, is currently DHS' head coach for the boys’ tennis team, the girls’ tennis team, and the varsity girls’ basketball team. He is also an assistant coach for the school’s cross country team. He will step down as head coach of the girls’ tennis team and the girls’ basketball team.     Bradley Knox with his parents, Laverne and JoAnn Knox

“Coach Knox has done an excellent job leading our Lady Falcons basketball program for the past five years,” said Cortney Gehrke, DHS principal. “He stepped in to assist with cross country and to lead our boys' tennis team this year as well. He is dedicated to seeing the young men and women of Darlington be successful both in the classroom and in athletics. We know he is going to do a great job as our new head coach for the boys’ basketball program.”

Knox is a native of Darlington and a DHS graduate. During his time at DHS he played football and basketball. He earned All-Region football recognition in 2007, 2008 and 2009. He was also named the team’s most valuable player. As a basketball player, Knox earned All-Region honors in 2008 and 2009. He led the team in assists and was also named the team’s most valuable player. He helped lead the Falcons to their first basketball region championship.

Knox continued his academic and athletic career at Brunswick Community College where he became team captain for the school’s basketball squad. He helped guide them to the National Junior College Division I Tournament. He finished his playing career at Claflin University.

Knox began his coaching career in 2013 where he led the Florence International AAU boys’ basketball team. Knox later joined the DHS athletics department where he has spent the better part of a decade coaching.