Jon Tucker new Wildcats coach
Jon Tucker has been named the new head basketball coach of the Polk County Wildcats’ Basketball Team.
Jon Tucker has been named the new head basketball coach of the Polk County Wildcats’ Basketball Team. Tucker is a former basketball player and golfer from Walker Valley High School and Tennessee Wesleyan College. WVHS advanced to the basketball state final four his junior year. After his freshman year at TWC Tucker made a decision to become a student assistant for the basketball program under Coach Mike Poe but continued to play golf for the Bulldogs for the rest of his college career.
Tucker comes from a family of coaches that have combined for 1,500 plus wins. His dad, David is currently coaching at Union Co., Ga. but has previously coached at McMinn, Charleston, and Walker Valley High Schools. His Uncle Gary is at Tellico Plains and his Uncle Junior is retired but also coached at Charleston HS. His Brother Jim is the Boys Coach at Calhoun Elem.
Tucker is excited about this coming season that will begin the last week of May when they have two camps scheduled at TWC and the 5-AA season starting the first week of November. “We have a combined roster of 24 players, varsity and JV, and they’re all good young men. They’re well rounded and have lots of family support” said tucker. “I love this ‘small town tradition’ like we had at Charleston and I feel at home here” he added. The Wildcats will employ a “shoot it before you lose it’ aggressive style of play that will probably be centered around point guard Gage Locke.
Coach Tucker is currently conducting a combined girls-boys youth basketball camp at PCHS and has 49 enthusiastic participants. He is being assisted by Emily and Sarah Wilson and Justin Greer, the boys coach at Chilhowee Middle School. There will be a girls-only camp beginning June 16 for grades 3-8 and will be led by Coach Caleb Hindman.
The coach is a fly fishing enthusiast and enjoys the Hiwassee River.
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