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High schools get new head coaches
EC vs. SE

A few high school coaching positions in the Effingham County School District have been filled recently.

Monica James has taken over as the head coach of the girls basketball team at Effingham County. As an assistant coach at Troup County, she helped lead the Lady Tigers to a 27-2 record and the Class AAAA state championship game last season.

James is from Pembroke and played at Bryan County High School.

After serving as a volunteer coach for one season at Effingham County Middle School, Dakota Paradice was named the head coach of the boys soccer team at South Effingham. Paradice played one season at Brewton-Parker College before transferring to Georgia Southern to focus on his education.

Jason Napier was named the head coach of the boys basketball team at South Effingham. Napier has spent the last two decades serving as a coach in Effingham County, including a 13-year stint at the helm of the Effingham County Middle School football and boys basketball teams.