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Williamsburg Christian Academy has hired Scott Jones as the school’s new varsity girls basketball coach after Donovan Bridgeforth left to lead the boys program at Jamestown.
Jones spent last season coaching the Lafayette junior varsity girls basketball team to an 11-4 record and assisted the varsity team during its 14-4 record.
The move to WCA makes sense given Jones’ familiarity with WCA’s new athletic director Chris Brown, whom Jones coached alongside at Lafayette last year.
“We are excited to have Scott serve as the varsity girls’ head coach,” Brown said. “He was invaluable in his time with me at Lafayette, and was drawing interest from a number of other programs. I have all faith that he will lead us to continued success moving forward.”
The opportunity to coach the varsity team at WCA will be Jones’ first stint as a varsity basketball coach. Jones has experience coaching multiple other sports, including junior varsity football, junior varsity baseball and varsity baseball, all at Bruton.
Jones will inherit a senior-heavy roster at WCA that includes Metro Conference Player of the Year Imani Bryant and All-Metro selections Charnissa Chillers, Kaylee Boger and Daizhua Jones.
The Eagles finished last season as runners-up in the Virginia Independent School Athletic Association state tournament after winning the Metro Conference tournament.
“It’s a dream come true and I feel truly blessed to get the opportunity to get my first varsity head coaching experience at such a great school, and a school with so much success and basketball tradition that they have,” Jones said.