By: Matt Rothman
Coral Glades boys basketball officially introduced new Head Coach Stefan Whittingham.
Whittingham takes over for Coach Nicholas Carr, who was with the Jaguars for four years before stepping down to become the new varsity coach at FAU High School.
“It means so much to give back to another community that has given so much to me,” he said. “It means the world to me to step into this position to step into this position and change the culture that has been here in the past from its existence.”
Whittingham brings a wealth of experience to the Jaguars. A 2010 graduate of Fort Lauderdale High School, he went on to play college basketball at Webster University in St. Louis before transferring to Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Most recently, he was head coach at Fort Lauderdale High School and coached travel basketball for Breakdown and Ball By Design.
He also started up Tripe Double Tarheels (TDT), which merged into Team Knight and is funded by NBA basketball player Brandon Knight. He also spent time at North Broward Prep with Casey Wohlleb and Marjory Stoneman Douglas under Teddy Lyons.
Before getting into coaching, Whittingham played semi-pro basketball, competing on the Jamaican National Team.
Coral Glades High is proud to announce Coach Stefan Whittingham as our new Head Basketball Coach! Let’s GO JAGS!! #gamechanger @Coach__Ham @athleticscghs @APStein21 @Coralspringsfla @BCAA_Sports @Coralgladeshigh pic.twitter.com/oZHRPz70lE
— Dr. Mark Kaplan (@DrMarkKaplan) April 21, 2022
A resident of Tamarac, Whittingham has a five-year-old daughter named Aspen.
“We are thrilled to announce the addition of Coach Ham [Whittingham] to the Coral Glades family, said Principal Mark Kaplan. “Coach Ham turned around the program at Fort Lauderdale High, and we are confident he will put Coral Glades on the basketball map.”
While Whittingham was a scorer during his playing career, he is a defensive-minded coach who helped the Flying L’s win 17 of 27 games a season ago. He will be taking over for a team that went 6-17 and was beat by Fort Lauderdale High School in the District Playoffs.
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- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student.
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