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Coaches named for 2023 all-star games

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— The N.C. Coaches Association has released the names of coaches who will lead all-star teams in 2023.

Coaches were named for boys & girls basketball, boys & girls soccer, and football for the East-West All-Star Games slated for July 2023 in Greensboro. Coaches were also named for the NC-SC Carolinas Basketball Classic, but a date and location for the event have not yet been announced.

East Duplin head football coach Battle Holley will lead the East football team next summer. He will be assisted by Andrew Farriss of Northern Nash, Bruce McClelland of Terry Sanford, Antonio Moore of Northeastern, Darrin Stinson of Franklinton, and Matt Biggy of Gates County.

Kennedy Tinsley, the football coach at Mallard Creek, will be the head coach of the West football team in 2023. Assistants for the West include Jim Beatty of North Henderson, Brian Hales of Butler, Josh McGee of Reagan, Rodney Pruett of Erwin, and Norman Weeks of Grimsley.

The East-West All-Star Football Game will be played on July 19, 2023, at Grimsley High School.

Soccer all-star teams only consist of one coach. For boys soccer, Clayton coach John Asmussen will lead the East and Ledford coach John Blake will lead the West. On the girls side, Fike’s Chris Mizelle will coach the East team and Rockingham County’s Tim Buck will coach the West. Soccer all-star games are scheduled for July 18 at MacPherson Stadium.

The East-West All-Star Basketball Games will be played on July 17 at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The East boys basketball team will be led by East Wake coach Gerald Melton and assisted by Daniel Mitchell of Rosewood. East Lincoln’s Jon Hancock will be the head coach of the West boys basketball team, and he will be assisted by Mike Craft of Ardrey Kell.

For the girls basketball all-star game, Southeast Raleigh coach Nicole Meyers will lead the East team and will be assisted by Anissa Little of Union Pines. Susie Shelton of Mountain Heritage will be the head coach of the West, while North Mecklenburg’s Jennifer Baker will be the assistant coach.

Coaches were also named for the Carolinas Basketball Classic, which puts top seniors from North Carolina up against their counterparts from South Carolina. Clayton’s Marlon Lee will lead the girls team and will be assisted by Pisgah’s Brandon Holloway. Jack Britt’s Ike Walker will coach the boys team and will be assisted by Billy Martin of R.J. Reynolds.

2023 All-Star Game Coaches

East Football

  • Head Coach: Battle Holley (East Duplin)
  • Assistant Coaches: Andrew Farriss (Northern Nash), Bruce McClelland (Terry Sanford), Antonio Moore (Northeastern), Darrin Stinson (Franklinton), Matt Biggy (Gates County)

West Football

  • Head Coach: Kennedy Tinsley (Mallard Creek)
  • Assistant Coaches: Jim Beatty (North Henderson), Brian Hales (Butler), Josh McGee (Reagan), Rodney Pruett (Erwin), Norman Weeks (Grimsley)

East Boys Soccer

  • Head Coach: John Asmussen (Clayton)

West Boys Soccer

  • Head Coach: John Blake (Ledford)

East Girls Soccer

  • Head Coach: Chris Mizelle (Fike)

West Girls Soccer

  • Head Coach: Tim Buck (Rockingham County)

East Boys Basketball

  • Head Coach: Gerald Melton (East Wake)
  • Assistant Coach: Daniel Mitchell (Rosewood)

West Boys Basketball

  • Head Coach: Jon Hancock (East Lincoln)
  • Assistant Coach: Mike Craft (Ardrey Kell)

East Girls Basketball

  • Head Coach: Nicole Meyers (Southeast Raleigh)
  • Assistant Coach: Anissa Little (Union Pines)

West Girls Basketball

  • Head Coach: Susie Shelton (Mountain Heritage)
  • Assistant Coach: Jennifer Baker (North Mecklenburg)

NC/SC Girls Basketball

  • Head Coach: Marlon Lee (Clayton)
  • Assistant Coach: Brandon Holloway (Pisgah)

NC/SC Boys Basketball

  • Head Coach: Ike Walker (Jack Britt)
  • Assistant Coach: Billy Martin (R.J. Reynolds)
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