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Craighead to return as head coach for Carlisle's girls basketball



AXTON, VA – Mancino Craighead will return to Carlisle School as head girls basketball coach for the 2020-2021 season.


Until last year, Craighead spent 15 seasons coaching at Carlisle.

He took over the varsity girls' basketball team in 2008, where he would lead the team to four consecutive VISAA State Basketball Championships.

He was also named the VISAA State Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2017.


After taking this past season off for personal reasons, I realized how much I truly enjoy the game of basketball and impacting the lives of student-athletes. I look forward to continuing the legacy that has been built here at Carlisle, and I'm excited to be back, Craighead said.


His coaching staff this year will include assistant coaches Bill Adkins and Janika Hunt.

I am excited to welcome Coach Craighead back to the Carlisle court. His desire to coach area players, especially those here at Carlisle, is evident in everything he does. I know he's excited to get started working with his players, said Athletic Director Melinda Brightwell.

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