Duluth Welcomes New Varsity Girls Head Coach Last Changed


We'd like to welcome new girls head coach, Charlie Parker.  Click the Gwinnett Daily Post link below to 'meet' Coach Parker.

Duluth names Berkmar assistant new girls basketball head coach 



June Volunteers Needed Last Changed


We need YOU!!!  Please contact Barbara at BPowell@OxfordInc.com to volunteer.  We'll be sending out info on our Volunteer Incentive Program soon. 



June 5th – Thursday Our JV boys play at 3 and 4, Our freshman boys play at 7 and 9

3:00-6:00 – Christian Houston, Keya Roberson

6:00-9:00 – Christian Houston, Stephanie Buckner (6-8)

June 6th - Friday

6:00-8:00 – Eulalia & James Hogans

8:00-10:00 – Eulalia & James Hogans

June 7th - Saturday

8:30-10:30 – Eulalia & James Hogans

10:30-12:30 – Rob Lawrence, Cedric Allen

12:30-2:30 – NEED 2

2:30-4:30 – NEED 2

4:30-6:30 – Stephanie Loftin, NEED 1

6:30-8:30 – NEED 2

8:30-10:15 - NEED 2

June 8th - Sunday

8:30-10:30 – Eulalia & James Hogans

10:30-12:30 – NEED 2

12:30-2:30 – Lashawn Dixon, NEED 1

2:30-4:30 – Lashawn Dixon, Stephanie Loftin

June 9th - 12th (Dacula/Duluth League)

4:00-6:00 - NEED 2

6:00-8:00 - NEED 2

June 12th (JV League at Monarch and Duluth) 3pm until 9pm

3:00-5:00 - NEED 2

5:00-7:00 - NEED 2

7:00-9:00 - NEED 2

June 19th (JV League at Duluth)

4:00-6:00 - NEED 2

6:00-8:00 - NEED 2


Duluth Basketball Camps Last Changed

Duluth Boys Basketball Camp

Duluth High School Coach Eddie Hood having just completed his 3rd season at Duluth will host a basketball camp for boys.  Coach Hood has made great strides in turning around the Duluth Boys program:

     - First back to back winning seasons since 1999.

     - 3rd place finish in Region 7-AAAAAA

     - First State tournament appearance since 1999.

     - Third most wins in School history.

The camp will combine fundamental skills and drills along with competitive games.  Players will grouped based on age/skill level. 

All campers recieve skill evaluation, participation award, and t-shirt.

     When: June 2-5, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

     Who: Ages 7-13 (3rd -8th Grades)

     Where: Duluth High School

     Cost: $75

     Registration: Via mail with form (recommended) or at the door.  (Click 'Registration' to download boys form.)

For more information contact:

            Coach Hood: 770-232-5374, Eddie_Hood@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us

            Barbara Powell: 770-330-6589, DuluthGBLBasketball@yahoo.com


Duluth Girls Basketball Camp

Duluth High School Coach Chad Pittman host a basketball camp for girls. Coach Pittman begins his fifth season with the Wildcats.

This developmental camp is open to all students entering 1st grade up to 8th grade.  Players will be divided by age/skill level.   

All campers recieve a t-shirt.

When: May 27-30, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Who: Ages 1st - 8th Grades

Where: Duluth High School

Cost: $35

Registration: Via mail with form (recommended) or at the door.  (Click 'Registration' to download girls form.)

For more information contact:

Coach Pittman: Chad_Pittman@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us  


Tipoff Club 4/24 Meeting Update Last Changed


2014-15 Tipoff Club Board

Congratulations to the 2014-15 Tipoff Club Board members:

Barbara Powell - President

Rob Lawrence - VP Girls

Michelle D'Souza - VP Boys

Dan Cogan - Treasurer

Tunisha Cannon - Secretary 

Look for an e-mail on 4/30 with the 2014-15 budget for you to vote on.

Katie Powell - Razorback Last Changed


Congratulations to Duluth Senior Katie Powell who will become an Arkansas Razorback.  Katie signed a National Letter of Intent with Texas Christian University, but after coaching changes, she decided to go to the school she had orginally committed to, Arkansas!


Post Season Honors Last Changed


Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Senior All-Star

Senior Katie Powell was selected as a 2014 Senior All Star by the GACA.  The junior and senior boys and girls selected will play in the all-star games Saturday, March 22 at Armstrong State in Savannah.

Atlanta Tip-off Club All Metro Team     

Duluth Senior Katie Powell was named to the All-Metro third team by the Atlanta Tip-off Club and will be recognized at the Naismith Awards Banquet on Thursday, March 20. 

Region 7-AAAAAA Honors

Katie Powell was named Region 7-AAAAAA player of the year while freshman Endia Banks was named to the second team.  Senior Alyah McGriff was an honorable mention. 

On the boys side, Zaynah Robinson was named to the first team All-Region 7-AAAAAA, and Eric Hamilton was named to the second team All Region.

Gwinnett County Honors

Duluth Senior Katie Powell was voted first team All-County by Gwinnett coaches. 

Seniors Zaynah Robinson and Eric Hamilton were both voted to the second team All-County by Gwinnett coaches.  



State Tournament Update II Last Changed


The girls fought hard in a packed gym last night, but could not pull off the win at North Forsyth.  They lost 64-49.  They cut the deficit to 3 late in the third but couldn’t get any closer.  North Forsyth hit their free throws to seal the win in the 4th.

Here’s what’s going on:

Next Tipoff Club Meeting

We are looking to have a Tipoff Club Meeting Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, March 4th 5th or 6th.  Look for more info and a confirmed date/time.


We need to collect any outstanding fees, so we can close our year.  Please get your balance to your coach, or you can use PayPal from our website at www.DuluthBasketball.org.


Save the date, Thursday, March 27th for our banquet.  We need to put a small committee together to plan our banquet.  Please let Tunisha know if you are interested. 

2014-2015 Tipoff Club Board

If you are interested in being on the Tipoff Club Board, please let Tunisha know.  In order to run for a board position, you must be a member in good standing, ie: paid your fees, did your service hours, and attended a Tipoff Club Meeting.  Here are the positions and who currently holds that position:

President – Barbara Powell (VG)

Vice President, Girls – Rob Lawrence (JVG)

Vice President, Boys – Michelle D’Souza (FB)

Secretary – Tunisha Cannon (JVB)

Treasurer – Dan Cogan (FB)

State Tourney Round 1 Update Last Changed



The girls picked it up after a sluggish first half to beat Lassiter 55-31.  They advance to the second round of the state tournament.  The boys hung with Walton most of the game, but their season ended Saturday with a loss to Walton, 68-56.

A quick thank you to Christian Houston (JVB), Eulalia Hogans (JVG) and Vaughn Showell (VB) for helping in the concession stand Friday night.  Thanks to everyone that went over to Walton.  They had a pretty strong student section, but we had a nice crowd too!

Get yourpurple out, and come to North Forsyth High School Monday night for the girl’s game!!!

Monday, 2/24 7:30 pm  Duluth Girls vs. North Forsyth, 3635 Coal Mountain Road, Cumming, GA




GIRLS LOSE for #2 Seed, BOYS WIN for #3 Seed!!!

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to our boys and girls teams. The boys and girls both had tough games. Three games in a row proved too much for the girls. They lost to Norcross and secured the #2 seed for Region 7. The boys hung on to beat Peachtree Ridge. They get the #3 seed for Region 7.

We need you to come out and support the teams this weekend!! Admission is $7. No athletic passes. We want people in the stands! Please bring your friends. We will be letting the first 100 students in for $4 to the girl’s game this Friday!!!

We need 3 volunteers from 6:15-8:15 on Friday to work the concession stand. Volunteers will get in free if you volunteer by end of day Thursday. Please e-mail back if you can help out. This is a good chance to get your service hours in!!!

Friday, 2/21– 7:00Duluth Girls vs. Lassiter at Duluth High School

Saturday, 2/22 – 7:30Duluth Boys vs. Walton at Walton High School, 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta

Region Tournament Update Last Changed



The boys and girls both had tough games.  The girls were able to pull off a 59-54 win over Mountainview, and now play in the Region Championship.  The boys hung with Norcross most of the game before losing 66-56.  They play in the consolation game today.

The girls get to host the first round of the State tournament this Friday, 2/21.  We need a BIG crowed, so let’s get out and support both our teams.  We will need a few volunteers to help in the concession stand.  I will send out times as soon as game time is confirmed.  (Note the girls will play at home Friday and the boys away Saturday.)

We need you to come out and support the teams today as they play for higher seeds in the state tourney.  Games are at Collins Hill High School.

Wednesday, 2/19 – 4:30 – Duluth Boys vs. Peachtree Ridge

                                      6:00  – Duluth Girls vs. Norcross


Region Tournament Update - BOYS and GIRLS WIN!!!! Last Changed




CONGRATULATIONS to our Girls and Boys!!!   Both team advance to the semi-finals of the region tournament tomorrow, and they earned a bid to the state tournament which begins this Friday!!!

We need you to come out and support the teams today as they play for higher seeds in the state tourney.  Games are today at Collins Hill High School.

Tuesday, 2/18 – 3:00 – Duluth Girls vs. Mountainview

                               4:30 – Duluth Boys vs. Norcross


2013-14 Region Tournament Last Changed


Duluth Games are at Collins Hill High School

Note girls game moved up 30 minutes as of 2/17 9:30 am!!!

Monday, 2/17

3:00 pm – Girls - #3 Duluth vs. #6 Peachtree Ridge

7:30 pm – Boys - #6 Duluth vs. #3 Collins Hill


Tuesday, 2/18

Second Round – Times TBA


Please come out and support our teams!!!

Duluth Basketball Fees Last Changed


Fees are past due!!!  Please get them to your coach this week, or use the link below to pay via Pay Pal.

To Pay: http://www.duluthbasketball.org/index.php?page=fees

Region 7-AAAAAA Standings Last Changed


Boys Girls
  Team Region Overall   Team Region Overall
1 North 11-1 18-3 1 Norcross 10-1 15-4
2 Norcross 9-2 14-5 2 Mt. View 9-2 14-5
3 Collins Hill 7-2 10-9 3 Duluth 8-3 12-8
4 Peachtree Ridge 6-4 9-10 4 Mill Creek 6-5 14-6
5 Duluth 6-5 12-8 5 North 6-6 10-9
6 Meadowcreek 5-6 10-9 6 Peachtree Ridge 5-5 9-10
7 Mill Creek 4-7 6-13 7 Collins Hill 4-6 11-8
8 Habersham 1-10 2-15 8 Habersham 1-10 7-12
9 Mt. View 0-11 1-18 9 Meadowcreek 0-11 1-17


Duluth Basketball Announcements - Week of 1/20 Last Changed

Thanks to the parents that helped out this past Sunday.  We made a good bit of money with minimal volunteers.  Now we need you guys to focus on selling raffle tickets.  This is one of our BIG fundraisers.  If you have not received your tickets, please e-mail Tunisha back.  The raffle/dinner is Saturday, February 1st…..less than 2 weeks away!!!

Here’s what’s going on this week:


Volunteer Hours

There are only two dates left to get your volunteer hours in.  Please check our volunteer sign up site to sign up for service hours. Remember fees are $500 if you do not do the service hours!!!  If you have any questions, please contact Carlas at CarlasLove@bellsouth.net  or Leigh Ann at ldgriswold@comcast.net.



Reverse Raffle

Please see your team mom for your Reverse Raffle Tickets.  We need everyone to sell 5 tickets.  They are $50 each.  If you sell 10, you will receive $50 credit towards your players fees!!!  Reverse Raffle drawing and dinner, Saturday, February 1 at 6:00 pm.

Team Moms – Cheryl Allen – Freshman Boys, Kathy Graham – JV Girls, Christian Houston – JV Boys – Carlas Love – Varsity Boys, Barbara Powell – Varsity Girls

We are looking for donations for the auction part of the Reverse Raffle dinner.  These could be gift cards, gift baskets, golf packages, spa certificates, small tools or appliances.  If you have anything, please contact Michelle D’Souza at michelle30097@yahoo.com.



Tuesday, 1/21–AWAY at Collins Hill, 50 Taylor Road, Suwanee, GA

   3:00 Freshman Boys, JV Girls

    4:30 JV Boys

    6:00 Varsity Girls

    7:30 Varsity Boys          


Friday, 1/24–AWAY at North Gwinnett, 20 Level Creek Road, Suwanee, GA

  3:00 Freshman Boys, JV Girls

    4:30 JV Boys

    6:00 Varsity Girls

    7:30 Varsity Boys          


Duluth Beats Norcross in Doubleheader Sweep Last Changed

Kicking off 2014 with a bang!



Duluth Basketball In The News..... Last Changed

Getting to Know ... Chad Pittman



Next Tipoff Club Meeting - UPDATED Last Changed


Duluth Tipoff Club Meeting

The meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 1 has been moved to Tuesday, April 22 Thursday, April 24.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  The meeting will be held at 6:30 pm in Coach Hood's room in the 600 building, and we will be voting on next year's Board and budget.

Duluth Basketball Announcements - Week of 1/27 Last Changed


Don’t forget to get your fees in and your service hours.  See the links below to pay and volunteer. 

To Pay: http://www.duluthbasketball.org/index.php?page=fees  

To Volunteer: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4AA5AC29AB9-duluth 


     The reverse raffle is this Saturday.  We need you to sell your five tickets and get the money turned into your team mom.  Get 4 friends and go in $10 each.  You could still win $1000 if you hold out for the $5000!

Here’s what’s going on this week:


Volunteer Hours

Here are the dates/time we need volunteers.  E-mail Tunisha back to volunteer for the Freshman tourney.




Wednesday 1/29 – Freshman Tourney

2:45-4:45 – Need 2

4:45-6:15 – Need 2

6:15-8:45 – Need 2

Thursday 1/30 – Freshman Tourney - Our boys should play at 5:30

5:15-6:45 – Need 2

6:45-8:15 – Need 2

Friday 1/31 – Last Home Game

2:45-4:45 – Need 2

Saturday 2/1 – Freshman Tourney - Our boys should play at 2:15 if they win Thursday

12:30-2:00 – Need 2

2:00-3:30 – Need 2



Reverse Raffle

SELL SELL SELL!!!  This Saturday is our reverse raffle and dinner.  The dinner will be catered by Jim N’ Nicks Barbecue.  We’ll have chicken, ribs, and all the great sides.  Please turn all tickets into your team mom as soon as you can.  We also need a count of how many people you sold to will be attending the dinner.  Give that count to your team mom too.

Team Moms – Cheryl Allen – Freshman Boys, Kathy Graham – JV Girls, Christian Houston – JV Boys – Carlas Love – Varsity Boys, Barbara Powell – Varsity Girls

We are looking for donations for the auction part of the Reverse Raffle dinner.  These could be gift cards, gift baskets, golf packages, spa certificates, small tools or appliances.  If you have anything, please contact Michelle D’Souza at michelle30097@yahoo.com.


Tuesday, 1/28 – AWAY at Mountain View, 2351 Sunny Hill Rd, Lawrenceville

   3:00 JV Girls

    4:30 JV Boys

    6:00 Varsity Girls

    7:30 Varsity Boys   


Thursday, 1/30 – Freshman Boys Home at 5:30 at Duluth


Friday, 1/31 – Home vs. Meadowcreek – SENIOR NIGHT

  3:00 JV Girls

    4:30 JV Boys

    6:00 Varsity Girls

    7:30 Varsity Boys          

Saturday, 2/1 – Freshman Boys Hopefully in Championship at 2:15 at Duluth J

Saturday, 2/1 – Reverse Raffle Dinner & Drawing


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Wildcats Historic Win! 

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Former Willdcat Standout Inducted Into the c/o 2013 New England Basketball Hall of Fame Last Changed

 Join us in congratulating Commander Mark Harris,

a former Wildcat Cager on receiving this honor


Commander Mark Harris serves on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs as Coast Guard Congressional Fellow. 

Previous to this assignment he served as the Long Range Enforcement Product Line’s Senior Port Engineer for all High Endurance Cutters from June 2009 to May 2012. In this capacity he was responsible for maintaining the Long Range Maintenance Planning and Execution of depot level maintenance for all WHEC cutters. Completing all Hull Assessments; detailing each cutters material condition, consisting of numerous structural, mechanical and electrical systems. Administering all Corrective Maintenance Requirements; Engineering Changes; Current Ship’s Maintenance Projects and equipment, technical and logistics support contracts for 12 cutters. He was designated as the Certified Contract Officer’s Technical Representative for all Dockside and Dry Dock service contracts, overseeing $60M in depot level maintenance.

A native of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Commander Harris was awarded an appointment to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy where he graduated and received his commission in 1996. He has had a diverse career of operational and staff assignments as a Coast Guard Naval Engineer. Notable among these, he served two tours on the USCGC DALLAS (WHEC716), one as a Student Engineer, then later as the Engineer Officer. He has served in three Naval Engineering staff assignments, as an Assistant Cutter Manager, Acquisition Project Leader and in the Post Graduate Program, all for the Office of Naval Engineering (CG-45).

Commander Harris has earned two degrees: a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Coast Guard Academy; a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and is currently completing a Master’s of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University.

Commander Harris has received numerous military and civic awards, including three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Achievement Medal and several unit awards; recognition as the 2003 Big Brother/Sister National Capital Area Big Brother of the Year; Designated Member of President George W. Bush’s Mentorship Initiative and Inductee to the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.

Commander Harris now resides in Upper Marlboro, MD with his beautiful wife Vanessa and three children, Joshua, Andrew and Hannah. 


Schedule Change.......Please Note Last Changed

 The schedule for the Duluth/Collins Hill

Match up has been changed.


*****12/10/13   Duluth/Collins Hill @ Duluth*****

*****01/21/14   Duluth/Collins Hill @ Collins Hill *****


Duluth Basketball In The News..... Last Changed

Duluth’s Katie Powell was named one of Gwinnett County’s Super Six players for 2013-14. 

http://www.gwinnettprepsports. com/news/2013/nov/16/super- six-basketball-bios/

Duluth Basketball Commitments Last Changed

Congratulations to Zaynah Robinson who has made a verbal commitment to become a Norfolk State Spartan.

Wildcat Senior College Signing 2013-2014 Last Changed

Katie Powell was the first 2013-2014 Duluth High School Wildcat to commit to a college program. 

On Thursday,  November 14 Katie became a Horned Frog and will be joining the Women's Basketball program at Texas Christian University (TCU).


Katie went to an Elite camp in June at TCU that really sold her on the school, program, and people.  TCU recently moved to the Big 12 conference with Texas, Baylor, and Kansas among others.

Do You REALLY Know Coach Hood? Last Changed


Fee Payments 2013 - 2014 Last Changed

2013-14 Fees

Option 1 - $250 plus 10 service hours

Option 2 - $500 and Zero service hours

We need you to make this program a success, so we encourage to sign upt for Option 1 and volunteer, volunteer, volunteer! 

There are three volunteer opportunities for service hours:

   Fall League - Complete

   Home Game Concession

   GBL Gate Concession

We need your help in many more areas, but only the hours for the three above will count towards your fee service hours because they bring in the bulk of the club's money.

Payment Update

Pay Pal site setup has been fixed!!!!  The payment schedule has been revised:

First Payment Due 11/22 - $125 Option 1, $250 Option 2

Second Payment Due 12/6 - $125 Option 1, $250 Option 2



Duluth Basketball In The News..... Last Changed

 Inaugural Year of the Duluth Jingle Jam Classic

Duluth will host a basketball tourney for boys and girls


Duluth Boys 2013-14 Preview


Duluth Girls 2013 - 14 Preview


Katie Powell named first team Gwinnett Daily Post All-County




Duluth Boys Compete at On The Radar Fall Showcase Last Changed


(Top: Kai Lambert 10th, Sabionn Griffin-Bey 12th, Romelo Styron 12th, Bottom: Eric Hamilton 12th, Jahir Joyner 12th, and Obinna Ofidile 10th. Not Pictured: Ant Showell 10th and Zaynah Robinson 12th)

Duluth Boys Compete at On The Radar  Fall Showcase

(Atlanta, Ga) Seven members from Duluth Boys Varsity Basketball team competed at the September 21st  On the Radar Fall Showcase hosted by Shuan Williams. The boys were able to showcase their talent in front of many scouts and D2 college coaches.  Below is an article that reports on how some of them did.


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