Lamar Kirkley - Coaching, 2018
After more than 40 years at Savannah Country Day School, there isn’t much that Lamar Kirkley didn’t accomplish. As the varsity basketball coach, varsity tennis coach, varsity cross country coach and athletic director during his career, Lamar totaled 43 region championships and 43 Region Coach of the Year awards. In 1988, his boys basketball team was region runner up and finished the season ranked third in Class A. He guided the tennis team to 11 consecutive region championships, and steered the boys and girls cross country teams to more than 20 region championships. He was named the Region Athletic Director of the Year in 2015, and honored in “Coaches Who Made a Difference” by Savannah Magazine in 2002. During his accomplished career, Lamar coached and mentored thousands of SCDS student athletes, helping many achieve success in high school and an opportunity to compete at the college level. His impact on the athletic department, students and athletes at SCDS are immeasurable, and Lamar left an indelible mark on prep sports in Savannah.