Alma Mater: Troy University
James Frey was named head women’s basketball coach on June 18, 2012. In his first year as the Lady Jets head coach they posted a 20 – 12 record and made it to the conference tournament final four. The Lady Jets have earned a berth to the NJCAA National Tournament five of the six years he has been at the helm . The Lady Jets have compiled a 164 – 42 record under Frey’s leadership.
Frey took the head position with 20 years of coaching experience, serving as a recruiter and assistant coach at College of Coastal Georgia. During his time with the Mariners, the team won three regular season championships in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association and one tournament championship before leaving the league following the 2010 – 2011 season to start competing as a four-year program in the NAIA.
In addition to working with the Coastal Georgia men’s team, Frey was also the assistant coach for the Mariners women’s team which played its first season in 2011 – 2012. The team finished 19 – 10.
A graduate of Glynn Academy high school in Brunswick, Georgia, Frey earned his bachelor’s degree in Sports and Fitness Management from Troy University. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Sports and Fitness Management from Troy University.
Frey and his wife, Lisa, have two children, Lindsey and Will.
Alma Mater: Appalachian State University
Kezia Conyers is entering her sixth season as the Lady Jets assistant basketball coach. She has played a significant role in guiding the Lady Jets to consecutive Sweet Sixteen berths at the NJCAA National Tournament. Conyers is involved in all aspects of the women’s basketball program. Under her guidance, the Lady Jets have compiled a 144-30 overall record . In addition to her coaching duties, Conyers is also an instructor here at South Georgia Tech, teaching Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development.
Conyers has coaching experience on the high school and collegiate level. She previously was the guard development coach at Tallahassee Community College. She also was an assistant basketball coach and Intramural Director at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC as well as assistant coach at Maclay High School and FAMU High School in Tallahassee, FL.
Conyers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State University and has recently obtained her Masters of Science degree in Recreation and Sports Sciences from Ohio University. She had an outstanding basketball career as a player at Appalachian State. She was the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year for 2002 – 2003, was the ASU Women’s Basketball MVP for 2004 – 2005 and again in 2005 – 2006. Conyers was also the Southern Conference Player of the Month in February 2006, named an All Southern Conference Selection for 2005 – 2006, and was selected to the NCCSIA All-State team. She is currently ranked 13th all-time in scoring at Appalachian State University with 1,211 points. She was also a member of the WBCA Nike’s “So You Want To Be a Coach” program in April 2007.
Conyers has been involved with numerous community service organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, The Spartanburg Soup Kitchen and the Big Bend Homeless Coalition. She is a member of the Women’s Basketball Coaching Association.