Jackie Hamilton - Basketball Coach, 2023

A deserving Citation Award winner this year is a popular one in Jackie Hamilton, the former Calvary Day athletic star who coached girls basketball at his alma mater for the last 18 years, before stepping down after another run to the Final Four this year. A steady courtside presence who knows the game inside and out, Hamilton taught lessons on and off the court and created lifetime relationships with his players and their families. He closed out his career with an impressive career record of 429 wins and 88 loses. His biggest win came in the 2008 GSHA Class A State title game, when the Cavs beat Terrell County to win the championship. Hamilton, know for his humble demeanor, has accomplishments that include: 18 State playoff appearances, nine Region Championships, four Sweet 16 appearances, five Elite 8 berths, four Final Fours and the State Championship.

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