ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Doughtery High school boys basketball team found their groove these past three years.
But now with newly named head coach Bakari Bryant on the sideline, the Trojans could see a few banners in the future.
In his time with Jenkins, Bryant found over 150 victories and several region titles.
He helped lead the Warriors to seven straight playoff appearances, and took home the state title in 2015.
Hoping to help pick up where McDuffie left off, Bryant hopes to find the Trojans a state title as well.
“Oh I’m very excited about stepping into the shoes of coach McDuffie," said Bryant. "I had a chance to play against coach McDuffie when I was a player in high school at Savannah High. We came up and played him in the Christmas tournament in Albany. Like I said, my ties are very deep in Albany Georgia and the Dougherty County area. it’s not so much of me trying to come and fill his shoes, because everyone’s got their own story and I’m not trying to chase his story, I’m trying to create a story for Dougherty High School.”
Bryant actually played football at Albany State and has a lot of ties with the city.