By Richard Rourk
The Unicoi County Lady Devils have a new head basketball coach. Director of Schools John English announced the hire of Brandon Broyles Wednesday afternoon, June 23. Broyles will replace former coach Kerri King who resigned earlier this month.
“We look forward to Coach Broyles leading our Lady Devil basketball program and are extremely excited for him to join Unicoi County Schools,” English said.
Broyles is a 2000 graduate of David Crockett High School, a 2004 graduate of Milligan College with a degree in human performance and exercise science and received his master’s from Tusculum College in 2009. He has 16 years coaching experience at the high school level, five years as a head coach, and 11 as an assistant.
Broyles spent seven years as an assistant coach with the boys at Daniel Boone High School during which the Trailblazers won the 2009-2010 district championship and secured a sub-state berth. Broyles was named the head boys basketball coach at North Greene High School in June 2012. He was the head coach at North Greene from 2012-2017. Broyles compiled a record of 97-73 while at the helm of the Huskies. He led North Greene in 2017 to their first district tournament in 27 years. In 2015-2016 the Huskies eclipsed the 20-win mark for the first time in more than two decades. The 27-8 mark the Huskies had in 2016-2017 is the fourth best record in school history. Broyles led the Huskies to the regional tournament for the first time in 14 years. The team went on to qualify for the regional tournament three years in a row and made the regional semifinals for the first time in 14 years, and made it to the regional semifinals back-to-back years.
Broyles was named the Greeneville Sun’s All-County Coach of the Year two years in a row in 2015-2016 & 2016-2017. Broyles has been an assistant boys basketball coach at Tennessee High for the past five years. During his time in Bristol, Broyles helped guide the Vikings to back-to-back regional tournament appearances and district runner-up finish in the 2018-2019 regular season.
Broyles, his wife Ashley, and sons, Maddox and Knox, reside in Gray.