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JC Copley is the manager of the boys basketball team.

JC Copley is the manager of the boys basketball team.

Sydney Pierce

Sydney Pierce

JC Copley is the manager of the boys basketball team.

From setting up the gym for the games to making sure the players and refs have everything they need, this dedicated senior is always on the move with a very important job.
Senior J.C. Copley is the manager for the boys varsity basketball team and has been since his sophomore year. As a manager, he is always behind the scenes making sure the team has their uniforms, water, and anything else necessary. He also helps set up for the game by making sure the gym is ready and the referees have what they need.

“I just enjoy helping people,” Copley said of his desire to become the manager of the team.
According to Copley, the biggest challenge that comes along with being the manager has to be keeping up with everything the team needs and making sure it is all set and ready to go.
“My favorite thing about being the manager is just getting to be there with the team and getting to experience the wins,” he said.
One of his favorite hobbies happens to be shooting and even more so, making many of those shots. Copley said he shoots about two or three times a week. In addition, he is also a trainer and he volunteers at a Christian children’s camp in Zavalla.
“I will be living up there after I graduate while I’m going to college,” Copley said.

Something unique about Copley’s position as manager is all the work he does on a daily basis – work which many may think is not that time-consuming or hard, but actually is.
“I help the team progress by supporting them and doing whatever I can,” Copley said.
According to Coach Brad Jeffcoat, Copley is a very positive student and is a big help to the coaches because he allows them to focus on coaching basketball. He also occasionally does the book for them on away games.
“J.C. is probably the happiest kid I have ever been around,” Jeffcoat said. “He is silly and goofy, but he really enjoys being around people and helping and I think that shows.”

J.C. is probably the happiest kid I have ever been around.”

— Brad Jeffcoat


Even though this job can be challenging at times, Copley knows how to get it done efficiently.
“Being the manager of the basketball team can be fun, exciting, a good way to learn new things, and then other times it can be a challenge,” he said.

Jeffcoat said that Copley will surely be missed as a vital part of the team, and will especially miss the fact that he is always smiling.

“We tease him a lot about it, but it is always better to surround yourself with positive people who are always laughing and smiling,” he said.

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