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Basketball - Girls

Varsity Head Coach: Anna Ryan Walker
walkerCoach Walker graduated from Stratford Academy where she participated in Softball, Basketball, Track, Cross Country, and Swimming. She continued her track career at Auburn before graduating from Mercer University with a degree in Middle Grades Education. She has served as the inaugural head coach for the Girls Varsity Basketball program. The 2021 edition qualified for the state playoffs in their first season of region play. 
Ryan is married to her husband Rick, of 6 years. She has two children at ACE; Jack (6th grade) and McGahran (5th grade). She considers it her life goal to mentor and teach young women to overcome adversity and defeat trials that life brings their way.  
JV Head Coach: JeLisa Dinkins

Coach Dinkins graduated from Rutland High School where she played basketball for the mighty Hurricanes. She attended Macon State College and received a dual degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. Dinkins continued her education at Georgia College and State University receiving her master's in early childhood education. Her coaching career commenced during the inaugural year of basketball at ACE.  Her motto for her students is, "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." This concept applies to basketball as well!

She and her husband have 2 children, Sha'Niyah and Je'Corey. 

Varsity Assistant Coach: Hollis Marbut