Coach Wesley Willis: Wesley Willis was born in Griffin, Georgia on July 21st, 1973. He grew up in Brunswick, Ga where he attended Brunswick High School from 1987-1991. Coach Willis attended Savannah State University for his undergraduate degree and received his B.A in Parks and Recreation Administration in 1996. He also earned his Master's degree in Special Education from the University of Phoenix in 2010. He completed his Ed.S. in Teacher Leadership from Georgia College and State university in 2022.
Coach Willis has a plethora of coaching experience at multiple levels. He has 9 years of high school football coaching experience, 6 of which were at North Paulding, and he coached football at Allen University from 2000-2001. Before joining the Girl's basketball staff, Coach Willis was an assistant coach for the North Paulding Boy's Basketball program from 2013-2019. The 2019-2020 basketball season was Coach Willis' first season with the Girl's program.
While at Savannah State University, Coach Willis met his wife Tanya who also works at North Paulding as a school counselor. He and Tanya have three daughters together. Coach Willis' favorite coaching memory was coaching in the double overtime state playoff game vs. Camden County in February of 2020. He assisted the team to their first ever state playoff win that advanced them to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in program history.
Coach Kelly Hinkson: Coach Hinkson was born in Nashville, Tennessee but grew up in Goodlettsville/Hendersonville/Brentwood, Tennessee. She attended Brentwood High School and graduated from Jacksonville State University with her Bachelor's, Master's, and Specialist degrees in Education (K12 Health and PE). She also has an undergrad degree in Exercise Science and Wellness. She served 2 years as 8th grade Head Girl's Coach at Herschel Jones Middle School from 2004-2006. She spent 15 years as Head Girls' Varsity Coach at South Paulding High School from 2006-2021. She did one spring season as assistant Girl's Track and one fall season as assistant volleyball coach at SPHS. She is excited to watch her children grow and develop through NPHS feeder teams and watched her oldest 7th grade team become the first girls middle school team to win the CCJBC and helped assistant coach her 6th grade daughter's team CCJBC Elite 8 this past 2021-2022 season. This will be Coach Hinkson second season as the assistant coach. Go Pack! #weareNorth
Coach Cres Summers: Coach Summers is coming to us teaching at McClure Middle School down the hill. Coach Summers was born in Portsmouth, VA and grew up in Jacksonville, Alabama. He attended Pleasant Valley High School and graduated from Jacksonville High School where he obtained his Bachelor's and master's degrees in Education. Coach Summers has 2 years experience as Head Girl's JV Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach at Haralson High School. He served 1 year as Head Haralson County Middle School Girl's Coach and 1 year as Head Girl's JV and Varsity Assistant Coach at Central High School. He spent 1 year as Head Haralson County Middle School Boy's Coach and 1 year as Head Haralson County Varsity Boy's Coach. He was Georgia Girl's North/South Basketball All-Star Game Assistant Coach and has also spent two years as Girl's Varsity Assistant Coach at Paulding County High. He did coach one year as the Girl's Head Varsity Coach at Paulding County High. Coach Summers was the 6th and 8th grade Middle School Girl's Coach for NPHS feeder teams. This will be Coach Summers second year as a Varsity Assistant at North Paulding.
Coach McCorvey grew up in Tampa, Florida and in her junior year she moved to San Diego, California. She attended Morse High School in which she competed in track and field and finished 4th in the State for long jump. She graduated from Oral Robert’s University in which she earned an undergraduate degree in Social Work. She was a social worker in Oklahoma, Texas, New York, and Georgia for 20 years. She obtained her master’s degree in Special Education from Liberty University. Coach McCorvey has been the head track & field coach at North Paulding for 7 years and coached Cross Country for 3 years. She has also coach AAU basketball with North Metro Elite for the past three seasons and last year coached the first girl’s freshman team at North in which they went undefeated for their very first season. Coach McCorvey will enter her second season with the girls’ basketball program.
Coach McCorvey grew up in Milwaukee Wisconsin. He earned his Finance degree from Oral Roberts University. He started coaching basketball in 1992. Over the years McCorvey has coached teams on many levels from Elementary to AAU Travel and College league teams. His coaching experience in the North Paulding system began as an Assistant Coach for the 7th grade boy’s feeder basketball team during the 2021-2022 season. Coach McCorvey is excited to continue to be a part of the North Paulding basketball family.
Alicia Willis is a community coach for the first time this year. She just graduated from Birmingham Southern College with a bachelor in mathematics. As well as being an alumni from North Paulding High School. Coach A has also played 4 years of basketball and track at North Paulding. From there playing a year of collegiate basketball and four years of collegiate track at Birmingham Southern.