A dynamic coaching duo in Scottsboro basketball lore will now both have their names recognized where the school plays the sport.
Scottsboro High School’s Hambrick Hall, which is named in honor of longtime boy basketball coach Sam Hambrick, while its court named in honor of former longtime head coach Q.K. “Dusty” Carter later this year.
The Scottsboro Board of Education voted unanimously on Thursday to approve superintendent Dr. Jay Reyes’ recommendation to name the Hambrick Hall court in Carter’s honor.
The court naming ceremony will be held during the Scottsboro basketball teams’ season opener against Albertville at Hambrick Hall on Nov. 12.
Carter, a Jackson County and AHSAA Sports Hall of Famer, was Scottsboro’s head boys basketball coach for 24 seasons. He also was the head coach at Paint Rock Valley High School for 14 seasons and later worked as a volunteer assistant at Geraldine and Skyline high schools following his retirement from Scottsboro. Carter won 714 games and led Scottsboro to six district/area championships and six state tournament appearances, including the 1967 Class 3A state championship. Carter died in 2007 at age 93.
Hambrick joined Carter’s coaching staff at Scottsboro in 1957 and also coached Scottsboro’s junior varsity, freshmen and junior high teams and was the Scottsboro varsity girls coach for one season. His career record across all levels was 538-125. Hambrick, a Jackson County Sports Hall of Fame, died in 2011 at age 83.
Carter Gymnasium, which is located adjacent to the Paige Administration Building, will retain its name. The gym last hosted Scottsboro basketball during the 1999-2000 season.
Scottsboro’s volleyball and wrestling teams continue to use that facility.