Monday, July 29, 2013

Introducing Dunwoody High School's

New Basketball Coaches

Well, one is actually returning - Coach Angela Nash!


sent via DHS News from DHS Principal Noel Maloof:

Parents,
 
After a long summer of interviews and coaching searches, we have hired two incredible coaches to work with our basketball program. I am happy to say that although both of the coaches had a very late start this summer, they are well on their way to building a strong program. We welcome Coach Angela Nash as our Girls Varsity Basketball Coach and veteran Math teacher. In addition we welcome Coach Kevin Dankosky as our Boys Varsity Basketball Coach and veteran Special Education teacher. Both of the coaches come with a wealth of knowledge and talent on the court and in the classroom. They will be a great addition to the Wildcat staff. Below you will find a short bio on each coach.  
 
Angela Nash 
Angela Nash has been an educator and basketball coach for 25 years. She is the proud mother of Kristin Nash, a former Dunwoody Wildcat who now attends Shorter University and is a member of the women's basketball team. Coach Nash is a bona fide Wildcat, as she has worked and coached for Dunwoody High School for 15 years. Following a brief experience in the county in other areas, she has returned home. It was at Dunwoody High School Coach Nash earned over 200 wins, 8 trips to the state play-offs, two region championships, two runner up championships, two sweet-sixteen playoff berths and an elite 8 appearance. Coach Nash is a mathematics instructor and her philosophy about working with athletes is that they are students first and athletes second; getting it done on and off the court, true Wildcat style. She is excited to be home.   
 
Kevin Dankosky
Coach Kevin Dankosky has been coaching high school basketball in Atlanta for over twenty years. Prior to coming to Dunwoody, he managed the rebuilding of the South Forsyth Basketball program and helped turn Milton into a perennial State Finalist and national power. Coach "D" also spent several seasons as Ron Bell's assistant at Marist including a State Championship in 2000. Over his career, Coach Dankosky has coached over 50 players who have gone on to play in college and/or professionally.
 
In addition to coaching, his basketball background includes scouting for the Lakers which led to him being a finalist for an assistant coach position under Pat Riley with the New York Knicks at just 21 years old. 
 
Outside of coaching, Coach Dankosky has been very successful in the business and broadcasting world including twenty plus years at WSB radio where he served as a sports reporter, talk show host and managed the Clark Howard show. For many years he was a columnist for SCORE ATL and even had a real acting role in the movie "Remember the Titans".  
 
In the classroom, Coach Dankosky has been teaching Special Ed for the past five years. Last year at South Forsyth he was runner up for Teacher of the Year and was appointed the school's Spirit Director. 
 
"I've done my job if my players, parents and coaches always smile when they look back at the time they spent in our program." "I want our players to dream big and then let us help them reach those dreams." "Nothing worthwhile is ever easy to get."

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