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Georgia Highlands’ Brandan Harrell named WBCA Two-Year College National Coach of the Year

Georgia Highlands College head coach Brandan Harrell has been named the 2022 WBCA Two-Year College National Coach of the Year.

Harrell will receive the Pat Summitt Trophy, named for the late legendary University of Tennessee coach and awarded annually to the national coaches of the year in each of the WBCA’s six membership divisions.

“The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) is proud to announce Brandan Harrell as the 2022 recipient of the Pat Summitt Trophy presented to the WBCA Two-Year College National Coach of the Year,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle M. Donehew. “Brandan was chosen for this honor after leading his team to an exceptional season. The WBCA recognizes and applauds his leadership example that can be seen in his student-athletes, institution and community.”

The WBCA Two-Year College National Coach of the Year is selected by a committee of coaches.

Visit to see a list of past recipients of the award.

Harrell is in his 10th season as Head Coach of the Lady Chargers (18th season overall as a head coach) and his first year as Director of Athletics. Harrell has compiled a 192-94 overall record at GHC (344-202 as a head coach) and a 130-32 GCAA record (200-64 as a head coach). During the past 9 seasons, Harrell has coached 33 GCAA Player of the Weeks, 14 GCAA All-Conference team members, 13 NJCAA Region 17 All-Tournament team members, 14 GCAA All-Academic Team members, 4 NJCAA All Americans, and 2 WBCA All Americans.

Harrell and his wife Cara have four children, Jacob 24, Megan 22, Andrew 19, and Tyler 11. He is the son of Linda Phillips of Dawson, and Margo Harrell and the late Larry Harrell of Donalsonville. He is the brother of Brian Harrell, also of Donalsonville.

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