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BREAKING: Eastside names Michael Gerald as boys basketball coach, succeeding the late Brent Wren
Michael Gerald will begin his third tour as Eastside's boys basketball coach, according to a message from Eastside athletic director Phil Davidson. - photo by Tom White

COVINGTON, Ga. — The Eastside Eagles have named Michael Gerald the new boys basketball coach, according to a Tuesday afternoon text message sent by Eastside athletic director Phil Davidson.

Gerald spent the past season as Eastside’s interim coach while head coach Brent Wren was battling stage four stomach cancer. Wren passed away on Friday May 10. 

Gerald coached Eastside to a 15-10 record during the 2018-19 season, which included a 9-5 finish in Region 4-AAAA. The Eagles just missed a Class AAAA state playoff berth when it lost 64-53 to Druid Hills in the first round of the Region 4-AAAA tournament game. 

Gerald also is no stranger to the Eastside program, having spent time as the program’s head coach from 2005 through 2008 and then another two-year stint that began in 2010. 

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