Rockbridge County Wildcats


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Sep 27, 2002
Rockbridge County Names Mike Gale New Head Basketball Coach

Rockbridge County found themselves a new Athletic Director in May, and that same person will serve as their Head Boys Basketball Coach.

Mike Gale, who led the Stuarts Draft Cougars to their first ever State Tournament appearance this past year, will assume both coaching and AD duties at Rockbridge.

During his tenure at Stuarts Draft, the Cougars carved out an identity for being a lethal offensive machine. In fact, they averaged 86 points per game over the past nine seasons with their fast-paced 'Grinnell System,' setting numerous records.

Along with the many scoring marks, Stuarts Draft amassed 182 victories in his 14 seasons there. The Cougars went 16-10 overall in 2019-20, falling to Class 2 State Champ John Marshall by a count of 136-99 in the quarterfinals.

"To me, an essential characteristic for leadership is character," wrote Rockbridge Coutny Principal Dr. Mike Craft in a media release.