Woodstock HS Welcomes New Girls Basketball Coach!

Woodstock HS Welcomes New Girls Basketball Coach!

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The Woodstock High School Girls’ Basketball program is welcoming a new head coach who brings State tournament experience with her.

Regina Tate-Leslie

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday night appointed Regina Tate-Leslie to teach chemistry and physics and coach next school year.

“We are excited that Coach Tate-Leslie has joined the Wolverine Nation,” Woodstock High School Athletic Director Tonya Sebring said.  “Her knowledge, experience and championship pedigree will no doubt help us build upon the winning tradition of our girls’ basketball program.”

Coach Tate-Leslie earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech, where she played basketball and competed in track and field and was named four times to the All ACC Academic Honor Roll, and two master’s degrees (education and sport psychology and performance enhancement).

Upon graduation from Georgia Tech, she interned as an engineer and then began her career as a teacher and coach at Holy Innocents Episcopal School, where she taught both AP Calculus and AP Chemistry.  Her coaching experience began with the junior varsity basketball team, and she then served as the assistant varsity basketball coach.

She moved on to coach Pace Academy’s teams to more than 20 wins per season, including Final Four appearances, Elite Eight appearances, Sweet 16 appearances, and the championship game of the Georgia State Tournament in 2011, where her team finished as the state runner-up.

In the last four years, she has coached and taught at both Shiloh High School and Mount Pisgah Christian School.  At Shiloh, she returned the Generals to State tournament caliber play.

Coach Tate-Leslie said she’s passionate about coaching, teaching, equity and equality, and, as one of her heroes used to say: “Make hard work your passion.”

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