Back at this alma mater

Chance McCarver has been hired as a teacher and a coach at his alma mater, Section.


Chance McCarver is back trying to help his alma mater win games.

The 2012 Section High School graduate and former Lions’ athlete was hired as a history teacher and a coach for the school during the Jackson County Board of Education meeting on Monday.

McCarver, who was an aide and an assistant basketball coach for his father Ronnie at Skyline High School the past four years, will be Section’s head baseball coach and Section’s junior high boys and freshman boys basketball teams’ head coach. He will also serve as a  varsity boys basketball assistant coach.

McCarver played five varsity basketball seasons for Section from 2008-12, helping the Lions win three Jackson County, three area and two Sand Mountain Tournament championships and make three Northeast Regional appearances. Best known as a prolific perimeter shooter, McCarver still holds the AHSAA’s career 3-pointers record (454).

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