Seated L-R #20 Aubry Maulden, #3 Rio Yamazaki, #14 Anna McKendree, #4 Alyssa Nieves, #30 Kamya Hollingshed, #10 Mari HIll, #1 Ricka Jackson Standing L-R Manager, Destiny Penn, Assistant Coach Kezia Conyers, #21 Bigue Sarr, #23 Oumy Gueye, #5 Amara Edeh, #13 Yasriyyah Wazeeru-Din, #12 Fatou Pouye, #24 Laky Samo, Head Coach James Frey
South Georgia Technical College was the first technical college in the Technical College System of Georgia to offer intercollegiate athletics. South Georgia Technical College is a Division I member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA). The college offers both men’s and women’s intercollegiate basketball programs. The nickname for the athletics teams are Jets and Lady Jets. The mascot is ACE.
The Lady Jets program began in 2004 and Brandon Harrell was the first head coach for the NJCAA Division I Lady Jets.
The Jets and the Lady Jets programs are both nationally recognized. The Lady Jets have made five appearances in the National Junior College Athletic Association national tournament. Less than six years after the program began, Coach Harrell took the team to the NJCAA national playoffs in 2010. Coach James Frey took the team back to the national tournament in 2014 and again in 2015. They returned again in 2017 and 2018. The Lady Jets were ranked among the top 16 teams in 2014, 2017 and 2018 and advanced to the Elite Eight in 2015.
South Georgia Technical College has had nine female basketball players and four Jets named to the NJCAA All-American status since 2001. Those individuals include Lady Jets: Esther Aderinto (2017 – 2018); Desiree Corbin (2016 – 2017); Angela Tompkins (2015 – 2016); TaQuandra Mike (2014 – 2015); Shamekia “Polly” Murray (2013 – 2014); Shontae McCall (2011 – 2012); Ophelia McMath (2010 – 2011); Deatric Smith (2009 – 2010) and Alice Holmes (2007 – 2008).
James Frey is the current Athletic Director and head coach for the Lady Jets. Kezia Conyers is the assistant coach.