HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Bluffton (S.C.) hires Gabriel as next varsity boys’ coach

Bradley Gabriel, a star guard during his playing career at Bandys High, and pictured with his son Jackson while coaching him at Lincoln Charter, was hired Thursday as the new varsity boys’ basketball head coach st Bluffton, S.C., High./LINCOLN CHARTER HIGH PHOTO

Former Bandys star, Lincoln Charter

head coach takes new job in S.C




BLUFFTOWN, S.C. — Bradley Gabriel, one of the top guards in Bandys High basketball history whose 300-plus career coaching wins include at his alma mater, has  been named the next varsity  boys’ basketball head coach at Bluffton, S.C.

Gabriel, who coached Lincoln Charter to a state 1A boys’ title before retiring there, also has head-coaching stints at South Iredell, North Iredell and Hopewell.

His coaching record of 336-145 from 2013-2021 includes going 197-40 at Lincoln Charter with eight league titles, seven conference tournament titles, six West Regional appearances and playing for two state 1A titles.

Lincoln Charter went 31-3 in 2017 and beat Kesterel Heights are a 1A state title.

Gabriel, inducted  into the Lincoln County Sports Hall 0f Fame in 2012, has coached 13 teams to conference championships.

Bluffton’s Bobcats were 7-16 last season and did not qualify for the state playoffs.

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