Basketball - Varsity Boys
Marty Parrish -Head Coach | EMAIL
Varsity Head Coach Marty Parrish originally hails from Greensboro, NC. Parrish holds an undergraduate degree from Greensboro College and a master’s degree from American Military University. Following a collegiate career shortened by injury and subsequent recovery, Coach Parrish spent four years playing abroad with KuSG Leiman in Germany, Chilpancingo and Lazaro Cardenas in Mexico, and with multiple international touring teams. His extensive coaching experience spans all levels from AAU and high school to the junior college and collegiate levels in the Carolinas and Texas. Under Parrish’s leadership at Trinity University in Texas, the team won the conference championship and gained an NCAA tournament berth. Parrish most recently served as Head Basketball Coach and General Manager of the international program at the post-graduate Grove Prep Academy in Fort Mill, SC. Additionally, as the head boys’ basketball coach at Southern Alamance 4A High School, Parrish was named 2014-15 Coach of the Year after leading his team to the state playoffs, the team’s first playoff appearance in 18 years. Coach Parrish joined the Covenant Day coaching staff in 2017.
Mike Davis - Asst. Coach | EMAIL
Coach Davis is a native of Leesburg, Ohio where he grew up playing basketball in both middle and high school, until a knee injury ended his playing career. He went on to attend DeVry Institute, the University of South Florida, and Southern State Community College, where he earned his associate's degree. He has been an active coach at the middle school and varsity levels since 1997, acting as a middle school coach at St. Joseph Middle School for two years, and boys' varsity head coach at Clinton Country Christian School for four years. Coach Davis joined the AAU coaching ranks in 2011 and is currently the head coach of the AAU Carolina Defenders. He became part of the Covenant Day coaching staff in 2017.Corey Jamison - Asst.Coach | EMAIL
Coach Jamison is originally from Charleston, SC, where he played basketball at James Island High School. He continued his studies at St. Augustine University pursuing a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Jamison's coaching experience includes nine years with AAU programming, as well as two seasons as the JV Girls Head Coach at Vance High School. He has been coaching at Covenant Day School since 2013.
LIONS BEYOND CDS
Mitchell Klein '07 (Covenant College)
Ke-Andre Walters '07 (Southeastern Bible College)
David Batson '09 (Kings College)
Ben Hawks '13 (Columbia International University)
Drew Pierce '13 (Covenant College)
Justus Melton '14 (Dickinson College)
Sean Bryant '15 (Pfeiffer University)
Landen King ’19 (Montreat College)
Basketball - Varsity Boys
The Lions hosted Arborbrook Christian on Monday night to open up their season on their home court. The game proved to be an exciting one from the outset, as Caleb Ross hit Hamidou Sidibe for a fastbreak dunk within minutes of the tipoff. Lions fans jumped out of their seats for what is sure to be the first of many times this season. Arborbrook fought back from early deficits to keep within striking distance. The Lions' defensive pressure was especially effective, allowing the team to go on scoring runs while holding the Falcons to just a few points midway through the game. CDS held a 7-point lead into the final 4 minutes of play. Arborbrook capitalized on the Lions' missed free throws to climb back and take a 1-point lead with under two minutes on the clock. Our boys pulled together and came up with a basket and made free throw to take the lead back. The Lions prevented the Falcons from scoring and edged them out 62-20 to record the first win of the season. Sidibe led the scoring with 23, while Jacob Dahlberg and Britt Anderson chipped in 12 and 9 respectively.
Game Recap 11/9/2018 vs Greensboro Day School
The CDS Varsity Boys traveled to Greensboro for their first game of the season, to take on the defending state champions and currently #1 ranked Bengals of Greensboro Day School. The Lions proved to be up to the challenge as they scored the first bucket of the game and hung tough throughout the first quarter. The depth and front line size of the Bengals eventually wore down the Covenant Day efforts as a trio of GDS big men dominated the boards and the area around the rim. Hamidou Sidibe and Jacob Dahlberg paced the Lions with 12 and 9 points respectively, and Landen King provided great rebounding support despite Bengals' height advantage. CDS dropped the contest, with a final result of 40-72. The team will have one practice to prepare for their home-opener on Monday night as they host Arborbrook Christian at 7:00 in the Main Gym.