Huntsville ISD announces the hiring of Jay Oliphant as the new Huntsville Hornet head basketball coach. Coach Oliphant is a very familiar face in Hornet athletics as a former standout Hornet basketball player and current head basketball coach of the Lady Hornets where he has served for the past five years.
Oliphant joined the staff of Huntsville ISD in August 2004. In his career with the district, he has taught health and PE at Mance Park Middle School and Huntsville High School. In April 2009, Oliphant replaced former girls head coach Devin Gabbard. Prior to becoming the girls head basketball coach, Oliphant was an assistant coach for the boys basketball program under former head coaches Doug Anderson and Larry Carlson, respectively.