DeKalb County High School has a new girls basketball coach.
Director of Schools Mark Willoughby and DCHS Principal Kathy Hendrix confirm that John Michael Shockley will sign a contract to take over the program from Amy Tobitt, who has resigned as coach after two seasons.
Shockley, who is from Winchester, comes to DeKalb County from Loretto High School where he served as girls basketball coach.
Shockley will also be taking over as head coach of the DeKalb Saints Football Program.
Shockley graduated from White County High School in 1975. He then attended the Aquinas Junior College in Nashville for one year followed by three years at Tennessee Tech, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education-Social Sciences and did M.S. work with 24 semester hours toward his ASED Degree and one semester hour toward certificate renewal.
His coaching experience includes sixteen years as a high school head girls and boys basketball coach, six years as a head middle school boys basketball coach, six years as an assistant boys basketball coach at White County High School, ten years as a high school head baseball coach, two years as a high school head softball coach, six years as a middle school football assistant, and two years as a high school head golf coach.
His achievements are as follows:
1975- Earned a basketball coach to Aquinas Junior College
1987- Won the Middle School State Basketball Tournament
1979-80 and 1980-81- assisted the White County Boys to the State Tournament
1991- Girls State Runner-Up in the State Tournament as Head Coach at White County High School
1992- Coached the Tennessee Girls All Stars versus Georgia
1992-93- Won 30 plus games and went back to the State Tournament
1993- Won the school's first Regional Tournament in any sport in Triple-A
Shockley's basketball record is 402 wins and 253 losses.