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Gainesville's Lipscomb leading nationally-ranked Wheeler into Class AAAAAA state championship game
Coach, 2 assistants at Wheeler all products of Gainesville High
Wheeler coach Doug Lipscomb, who graduated from Gainesville High, instructs his team during a game this season against Newton in Marietta. The Wildcats are playing for the Class AAAAAA championship against Pebblebrook at 8:45 p.m. Saturday in Macon. - photo by C.B. Schmelter
The unbelievable success of the basketball program at Marietta’s Wheeler High has come under a coaching staff groomed in the game in Gainesville. When the nation’s fifth-ranked Wildcats (29-2) go for the Class AAAAAA championship against Pebblebrook on Saturday in Macon, it will be thanks to the leadership of head coach Doug Lipscomb, and a pair of assistant coaches, Mario Mays and Patrick Hamilton, who all call Gainesville home. “We’re always trying to put forth our best effort and make our hometown proud,” said Mays, who is in his seventh year on Wheeler’s staff and graduated from Gainesville High in 1993.
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