Seated L-R #1 Imani McNeal, #2 Maikya Simmons, #14 Jaidyn Trevino, Head Coach James Frey, #4 Veronica Charles, #3 Abby Solway, #10 Moe Shida Standing L-R Assistant Coach Demetrius Colson, Athletic Coordinator Terri Battle, #12 Flore Ngasamputu, #30 Kamya Hollingshed, #40 Niya McGuire, #34 Femme Sikuzani, #22 Sarah Lwambo, #15 Tena Ikidi, #21 Hope Butera , Assistant Coach Ciarra Edwards
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, 2018, 2019 and were set to return again in 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the tournament. In 2021 the ladies returned to the national tournament once again. The Lady Jets were ranked among the top 16 teams in 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2021 and advanced to the Elite Eight in 2015.
South Georgia Technical College has had 13 female basketball players and five Jets named to the NJCAA All-American status since 2001. Those individuals include Lady Jets: Moe Shida (2020 – 2021); Shamari Tyson (2019 – 2020); Yasriyyah Wazeerud-Din (2019 – 2020); Alyssa Nieves (2018 – 2019); 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. Demetrius Colson and Esther Aderinto are the assistant coaches.