The Athletic Department is pleased to announce that Dontavious “Donta” Eberhardt and Kiara Gipson have recently joined our staff.
Donta joined our staff this fall as a Junior Varsity Boys Basketball community coach. He attended Athens Academy and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Georgia State University in 2015. He is currently working on his MS degree in Sports Administration at Georgia State University. As part of his degree, he is completing a Spring term internship in our Athletic Office. He will be here at 2:00 every day for a few hours.
Kiara Gibson, ATC, is joining our staff this week as an athletic trainer. She has a BS degree from the University of Georgia in Education: Athletic Training. She obtained her Certified Athletic Trainer license in 2013. Previously she has worked as an Assistant Director of Sports/Assistant Athletic Trainer at Tuskegee University and most recently as an Athletic Trainer at Emory Orthopedic & Spine Center. She will be here every day at 2:00 to work with the other trainers in providing our community with the best medical care.
The Lady War Eagles begin First Round State Playoff action today (Oct.11) hosting Oconee County at Kitchins Field in the start of the Best-of-3 Series with a doubleheader beginning at 3:30 p.m. Marist is the #1-Seed from Region 7-AAAA with a 14-10 overall record (7-1 region) and Oconee County is 17-11 (7-3 in Region 8-AAAA). Game 3 (if necessary) will be played Thursday at Marist.
The Lady War Eagles start their AAAA State Playoff action on Thursday (Oct. 12) in Centennial Center at 5 p.m. against LaGrange. Marist (35-3 overall) enters the playoffs as the #1-Seed defeating Chestatee 2-0 and Blessed Trinity 3-1 in the Region Tournament last week.
The Marist Harriers traveled to Cary, North Carolina for the Great American Cross Country Race last weekend. Most of the top teams in the Southeast attended and the War Eagles now turn their attention to preparations for the upcoming Region Meet (Oct. 26) at Unicoi State Park in Helen and the AAAA State Meet (Nov. 4) in Carrollton.
The War Eagles are 6-0 heading into their Homecoming Game matchup with West Hall to open Region 7-AAAA action this Friday night at Hughes Spalding Stadium. West Hall (5-2 overall, 1-0 region) defeated Chestatee last week 28-14 to open their region schedule while Marist had an open date.