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 six of the seven years he has been at the helm . The Lady Jets have compiled a 194 – 46 overall record and 99 – 17 conference 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: South Georgia Technical College
Demetrius Colson is returning to South Georgia Technical College as an assistant coach for the Lady Jets. He previously coached the Lady Jets from 2010 – 2012 and was also an assistant coach with the Jets from 2009 – 2010. In addition to coaching, Colson is also an instructor teaching Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development.
In his earlier employment with South Georgia Tech, he served as the post development coach. He was also involved with intramural sports. Colson was most recently the post development coach for women’s basketball at Georgia Highlands College where he helped guide the Lady Chargers to their first Sweet Sixteen berth in the NJCAA Tournament in 2016.
A graduate of Seminole County High School, Colson earned his associate of applied science degree in Computer Information Systems from South Georgia Tech where he was a member of the 2001 inaugural Jets team. He continued his education and playing career at Georgia Southwestern State College, pursuing a bachelor degree in physical education.
Colson has been involved in numerous community service events such as Feed the Hungry/Here 2 Help, Tornado/Hurricane Relief, and Habitat for Humanity. He was a member of the WBCA Nike’s “So You Want To Be A Coach” program in May 2014.
Colson has one daughter, Danielle.
Alma Mater: Mercer University
Ciarra Edwards is entering her first season as a Lady Jets assistant basketball coach. Edwards previously served as an assistant coach with South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, where she helped guide the Lady Texans to the elite eight in the NJCAA Tournament in 2019.
A graduate of Wilson High School in Florence, Alabama, Edwards was a multi-sport athlete competing in basketball, volleyball and track. She began her collegiate career with Shelton State Community College where she received her associates degree in science. As a student-athlete at Shelton State, she helped the Lady Bucs to a NJCAA Tournament appearance.
Upon graduation from Shelton State, Edwards transferred to Mercer University where she earned a bachelor degree in communications with a minor in education. While at Mercer University, she helped the Lady Bears win two Southern Conference regular season championships. Edwards also participated with the track and field team where she received a silver medal in the javelin at the SoCon Tournament.