William Calvert, Athletic Director for St. Bernard Preparatory School, recently announced the hiring of Greg Boatright as the new Boys Basketball Coach and Physical Education instructor for the 2013-14 academic year.Boatright grew up in Cullman County and was one of Wallace State Community College’s pioneer players. After graduating from Jacksonville State, Boatright coached for one year at Warrior, then spent the next 16 years at Baileyton. For the next 14 seasons, he coach at Fairview High School where he complied a 251-170 record. While at Fairview, his team won the County tournament three times, the area twice, recorded one sub-region victory and made it to the Elite Eight.
Athletic Director William Calvert said he is happy to have Boatright join the coaching staff at St. Bernard. “We go back a long way. I have known Greg a long time. We use to compete against each other as students as well as coaches.”
“I’m excited about coming to St. Bernard and appreciate them giving me the chance to coach there,” said Boatright. “I will give it my best effort and will try to get the boys to do the same. Fundamentals need to be developed for everything to work. That’s where it all starts.”
Calvert said, “I think Greg will be an asset to St. Bernard. Growing up and attending school at Welti Jr. High, he understands small schools, and knows how to work and mold talent.”
Boatright is eager to get started with his new team. He expects to sponsor team camps and is planning to host play dates with other teams this summer.