April 12, 2022
Prince Announces Hiring of New Head Boys Basketball Coach
Prince Avenue Christian School is pleased to announce the hiring of J.D. Powell as the Head Coach of the PACS Boys Basketball program. Coach Powell has a distinguished basketball career and brings more than 20 years of collegiate coaching experience to Prince including Charleston Southern University (2004-2010), The Citadel (2010-2014), The College of Charleston (2014-2021), and most recently, the University of Georgia (2021-2022).
A 2001 graduate of Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in speech and communications, Powell went on to earn his master’s degree in technology and human resource development at his alma mater in 2003. Powell played for Clemson from 1998-2000. He began his time with the Tigers as a team manager but later became a walk-on and eventually earned a scholarship.
A native of Westminster, South Carolina, Powell is married to Kerri who currently teaches pre-kindergarten at Prince. The Powells have three sons, Jack, Tucker, and Hampton who are currently enrolled at Prince.
Athletic Director Richard Ricketts explains that Powell is a great fit for the direction and strategy of the Prince Athletic Department. “Our emphasis now is on strengthening each of our existing programs including the sub-varsity and lower levels. A major part of this is placing the best possible coaches in each of our sports. Coach Powell is an experienced leader who desires to develop students in athletics and leadership.”