From STAFF REPORTS

Washington County Schools now has two new head girls basketball coaches.

Beau Hauldren has been named as the new head coach at Daniel Boone High School.

“Beau has been with us for several years at Daniel Boone as an assistant coach in many sports,” Director of Schools Kimber Halliburton said. “We are happy to provide him the opportunity to become the head women’s basketball coach because we know he will do a fantastic job.”

Hauldren is a native of Kingsport and is a high school graduate of Sullivan South High School. He graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education.  He also has a Master’s degree from Union College (2016).

Hauldren was the boy’s head basketball coach at Colonial Heights Middle School from 2008 to 2011. Upon graduating from ETSU, he was offered a position at Daniel Boone High School to be the boy’s head JV basketball coach and boy’s assistant varsity coach. He has also coached freshman baseball and been an assistant football coach for Jeremy Jenkins for the past five years.

And at David Crockett High School, Tony Gordon will now serve as the head coach for the Lady Pioneers.

“Tony Gordon has been a valuable member of our staff for several years and a great asset to our sports programs at David Crockett,” Halliburton said. “We are excited to have him take over our women’s basketball program.”

Gordon has been a part of Boys Basketball Head Coach John Good’s coaching staff at David Crockett where the program experienced historical success including its first ever state tournament berth.

Before landing at Crockett, Gordon graduated as a student athlete from Western Carolina University with a degree in Physical Education. For the first nine years of his coaching career, he coached basketball, baseball and football at both the middle and high school levels winning local championships in all three sports. 

In August of 1998, he accepted the head boys basketball coaching position at University High in Johnson City, where he coached for eight years. During that time, he led the Buccaneers to two region championships, three sub-state appearances and a state tournament victory while earning two conference coach of the year honors and an East Tennessee Sports Writers Coach of the Year award.  Gordon then accepted the head boys basketball position at Morristown West High School where he led the Trojans to three consecutive Region 1AAA appearances. Gordon then spent a year and a half as Head Boys Basketball Coach at Elizabethton High School. Gordon possesses an overall varsity coaching record of 212 wins and 156 losses.