Kayla Rather hired as next girls coach at Roane County High School

Kayla Christopher Rather, new coach of the Roane County High Lady Yellow Jackets

According to Jesse Smithey of 5-Star Preps (5starpreps.com), Kingston Athletic Director Colt Narramore announced that Kayla Christopher Rather, a 2-time Class A Miss Basketball Finalist and star player at Oliver Springs High School, has been hired to replace Connie Guinn.

For more than a month the school has been looking for Guinn’s replacement and that was announced Tuesday Afternoon.

Rather played for her mother at Oliver Springs, Michelle Christopher from 2005-2009 leading the Lady Bobcats to a State Runner-up finish in 2007. She also led them to four consecutive appearances and 105 wins.

Rather played her college ball at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she was named All-Southern Conference 3 times.

Rather has been the girls basketball coach at Rockwood Middle. She inherits a team that was 22-8 last year.

Rather was named the Rockwood Middle School Teacher of the Year for the 2017-18 School year.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 25, Chandler 21, and Naomi 11. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 9 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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