Gill Coached Rhea County Lady Eagles 3 Years
Evensville, TN — Rhea County High School girls’ basketball coach Darvin Gill has stepped down as basketball coach effective immediately. He will continue at Rhea County High School in his classroom duties. Gill came to Rhea County from White County, where he was assistant. Gill took over in June of 2016 and immediately hit the ground running. Gill is a basketball junkie, stat analyst and gym rat. He was always a hard worker and communicated very well with the media.
Gill was named “Coach of the Year” for District 6-AAA in each of his first two years on the job. His teams made the Region 3-AAA semifinals in 2018 and quarterfinals in 2019. His team compiled an overall 57-32 record and finished 2018-19 with a 16-15 record.
Gill’s basketball offensive philosophy was offensive focused with accent on the three point shot. This season four lady eagles hit over 50 three point baskets, including Maddie Taylor, who led the team with 60 and Haley Cameron, Mallory Hampton and Macy Welch.
Coach Gill said, “I appreciate the opportunity to coach at Rhea County High School. The administration, parents and fans were very good to work with. The players all were very good at learning my offense. I asked a lot of the girls and they responded.”
“I learned a lot during my three years here. I had experience as head coach in summer programs but running a high school program was a different challenge and I feel I have learned from the time here.”
“I enjoyed all the players who played for the last three years. Two of those players, Micah Black and Mallory Hampton were two of the best I have seen in my years of watching and coaching basketball. Both brought so much to the court and brought so much off the court.”