WWAY’s Monday night sports – July 8; Jay Ross stops by WWAY to talk hoops

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Submitted: Tue, 07/09/2013 - 3:35am
Updated: Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:27am

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WPDE) — Shatia Cole spent four years as a Myrtle Beach Lady Seahawk and now she’s a Lady Seahawk again – this time at UNC Wilmington. Cole tells WPDE Sports that she will transfer from Coastal Carolina to UNC Wilmington. Per NCAA transfer rules, she will sit out this upcoming season and have two years of eligibility remaining.

Cole was the Lady Chanticleers second leading scorer in 2012-13 averaging 9.6 points per game. After playing two seasons under Alan LeForce, she was granted her release by new head coach Jaida Williams last week. UNC Wilmington was 5-26 in the Colonial Athletic Association last year. Shatia was a two time WPDE All-Hoop Zone selection in 2010 and 2011 and helped Myrtle Beach High win back to back state championships in her high school career.


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Former New Hanover Wildcat football standout Jay Ross will hold his annual celebrity basketball tournament on Friday at Brogden Hall in Wilmington. The Buffalo Bills defensive tackle will be the host, but he won’t be the only standout athlete at the game. NFL running back Vonta Leach will participate along with Tampa Bay kicker Connor Barth and a host of others. Doors open at 5pm. The game is scheduled to start at 6pm. It’ll be the Jay Ross All-Stars versus a combination team of Wilmington Police Dept. & some friends of Jay Ross. Tickets are $10 for adults. $5 for children.

Click the play video icon in order to get more information with our interview with Jay Ross.


HAMPTON, VA — The East beat the West 3-2 in the Coastal Plain League All-Star Game on Monday. Former Laney Buccaneer Luke Tendler gave the West a 1-0 in the 4th inning. Tendler plays for Asheboro. Wilmington Shark Tyler Bolton threw two scoreless innings to start the game for the East. Shark Alex Freedman had a big hit in the 10th inning. The East won 3-2 in 10 innings.

Click the play video icon to see our game highlights from Hampton.


LOS ANGELES (AP) – New Clippers coach Doc Rivers has named his coaching staff, including Alvin Gentry, who returns for a third stint with the team.

Gentry was named associate head coach, while Armond Hill, Kevin Eastman and Tyronn Lue will serve as assistants.

JP Clark was hired as assistant players skill coach, completing a housecleaning of the staff that worked under former Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro.

Gentry previously was head coach of the Clippers from 2000-03 and an assistant from 1990-91. He most recently coached the Phoenix Suns before he and the team parted ways last January. Gentry’s other head coaching stints were with Detroit and Miami.

Hill joins Rivers in Los Angeles after spending nine seasons as an assistant under him in Boston. Eastman also was a member of Rivers’ staff with the Celtics for eight seasons.

Lue, who won two NBA titles as a player with the Lakers, joins the Clippers after four seasons on the Celtics’ bench, including the last two as an assistant under Rivers. Lue will coach the Clippers’ entry in the Las Vegas Summer League.

Clark spent last season with the Celtics’ player development department.

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Note: Kevin Eastman is a former men’s head basketball coach at UNC Wilmington.

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