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Monte Killins Named Dublin High School’s Next Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

Following tonight’s meeting of the Dublin City Board of Education, Monte Killins was unanimously approved as the next Dublin High School Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach.  An experienced leader, he’s spent the past 16 years in public education, earning eight Georgia High School Association playoff appearances and a Class A State Championship in 2014. 

     “Coach Monte Killins is an experienced basketball coach, serving as an assistant coach and head coach for both boys and girls teams at some of the most elite high school programs in the state,” said Dublin High School Principal Dr. Michael Overstreet.  “He checks all the boxes when it comes to building successful programs and winning in postseason play. Therefore, I believe he’s the right coach to lead the Dublin High School Varsity Girls Team.” 

     Killins began his career in 2008 as a Varsity Assistant Basketball Coach and paraprofessional for Doughtery Comprehensive High School - earning Doughtery High School’s Staff Member of the Year his very first year.  While with the Trojans, his teams were back-to-back region champions and made AAA elite eight appearances in 2009 and 2010.  He then transitioned to Randolph-Clay High School where he not only helped coach the 2014 Class A State Championship Varsity Girls Basketball Team but was also the Boys Track Coach.  From 2018-2020, Killins was Mitchell County High School’s Head Girls Basketball Coach, making GHSA playoff appearances in 2019 and 2020.  Furthermore, he served as the Defensive Line Coach for the Eagles.

       He presently serves as Hancock Central Middle/High School’s Assistant Boys Basketball Coach, Head Middle School Football Coach and Head Middle School Boys/Girls Track Coach.

     Killins is excited to begin his journey with Dublin City Schools, adding that his ultimate goal is to “build a program that the Fighting Irish and City of Dublin can be proud of.” 
     As for what fans can see when the Lady Irish take the court, Killins says the team is going to utilize an “up-tempo style of play, and we’re going to hang our hats on defense.”  
Fans can expect an exciting season ahead, filled with fast-paced action and relentless defensive pressure. Killins emphasizes that this approach will not only energize the players but also create an engaging and dynamic experience for the supporters in the stands.

     Killins earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Troy University and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Sport and Fitness.  In his free time, he enjoys photography, music and watching other sports so that he can “make [himself] better as a person and coach.” 
     Coach Killins will meet with players during the school day on Wednesday, May 22nd. Dublin High School is currently planning a time for parents and the Tip-Off Club to meet Coach Killins.  More information will be released as it becomes available.