By Joshua Huff, sports editor
LEEDS — Leeds High School reshuffled its athletic department on Tuesday with the introduction of head coaches for the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams and the volleyball team.
The Leeds boys’ basketball team will now be helmed by Jeremiah Millington, a former Hewitt-Trussville quarterback and coach. Millington was the offensive coordinator for a Shades Valley team that went 3-7 this past season. He replaces Ronald Hamilton, who spent one season as head coach. Hamilton was an assistant under Zane Arnold during the 2018-2019 season before taking over in 2019.
Millington now joins a Leeds boys’ basketball team that won just four games this past season, which continues a span of consecutive sub .500 seasons. The Green Wave were eliminated from postseason play in 2019 following a 55-91 loss to Montevallo in the area tournament.
Joining the boys’ basketball team, along with the football team, will be assistant coach Justin Burdette, who departed Clay-Chalkville to begin teaching at Leeds High School.
Congrats to Coach Jeremiah Millington on being named our new Head Boys Basketball Coach! #RollGreenwave @LHSGreenwave @LeedsHoops @TribSportsLive @Hood_Consulting @RayfordWilliam9 pic.twitter.com/T8UQSSPWxR
— Leeds HS Athletics (@Leeds_Athletics) May 13, 2020
The girls’ basketball team announced that Brian Gulock will shift his responsibilities and become its new head coach – Gulock is also the head coach of a softball team that went 10-4 during a shortened 2020 season and was also the middle school girls’ basketball head coach. Gulock earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Martin Methodist College in Tennessee and his Masters of Education degree from The University of West Alabama.
Gulock now helms a varsity girls’ basketball team that won 10 games in 2019-20 and advanced into the Class 4A state tournament. The Green Wave fell to Handley, 34-56, in the first round.
The Green Wave volleyball team will now be helmed by Erin Wright. She replaces Melissa Causey, who guided Leeds to a 26-4 record in 2019. Causey was hired in 2017 after guiding the Leeds Middle School volleyball program to a 47-4 record.
Wright will now helm a Green Wave varsity volleyball team that has won 20-plus games in three out of the past five seasons. Wright was an assistant coach for the Leeds softball team in 2020.