Sherwood Christian needed stability in its basketball program. To find it, they brought in one of their own.
Bryan Gelfand led the Eagles to the state championship game in 1996. Now, he'll try to bring the Eagles back to relevance in the Georgia Interscholastic Athletic Conference.
After graduating from S.C.A., he played for two years at a Division II school before transferring to the University of Central Florida. He has never coached in high school, but has experience at the AAU level and has served as an instructor at various camps and clinics.
Gelfand plans to implement a full court offensive and defensive attack when his team hits the hardwood. Sherwood will pressure the ball from baseline to baseline and push the ball up the floor on makes and misses.
The alum is eager to help elevate his former program and work with this generation of Eagles.
"My goal is just to help the kids at Sherwood reach their goals, help the program get to a level I think it can get to," Gelfand said. "Especially in this town with all the deep talent that this town has, basketball wise. Just to get back to a competitive level and to get some consistency and stability to the program."