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Basketball - Girls


Head Coach: Todd Whetsel

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Coach Whetsel will be entering his second year as the coach of the Varsity Girls Basketball Program at ACE. He was born in Kingsport, TN and was raised in Tucker, GA.   He graduated from Pensacola Christian College in 1991 where he lettered in basketball for four years. 

Coach Whetsel comes to ACE with 24 years of experience coaching girls basketball. At Central Fellowship Christian Academy (1995-2006) he was the Region Coach of the Year in 2004, led the team to 4 Final Four appearances in 1996, 1997, 2004 and 2005, was the State Runner-up in 1997 and 2004, and State Champion in 1996. While at Covenant Academy (2006-2009) he started the Girls Basketball Program, and in their first season of Varsity competition in 2009 he led the team to a Region-up and Elite 8 Appearance.  Most recently, Coach Whetsel coached at Tattnall Square Academy (2009-2019) where he was GISA Region Coach of the Year in 2013, GHSA Region Coach of the Year in 2015 and GISA State Coach of the Year in 2013. He led Tattnall to Region Championships in 2013 and 2015 and to the State Championship in 2013.  

Coach Whetsel and his wife Daphne have been married for 29 years.  They have three children, Ashlyn who is married to Josh Daugherty, Ivey who is married to Graham Ferreira and Austin who attends college at Middle Georgia State.  Within the past year they became grandparents to Hawkins Daugherty.  

Coach Whetsel is excited to be a part of the ACE family and is ready to lead the Lady Gryphons into the 2022-23 season!