Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ed Addie hired to coach basketball at Kennedy Charter School



Ed Addie, 44, is the new boys basketball coach at Kennedy Charter School in south Charlotte.

Addie is president of the 10-year-old Queen City Athletic Association, a youth and AAU basketball program, where he’s coached 22 Division I college basketball players including five high school academic All-Americans. His teams won four AAU state championships and made seven straight trips to the N.C. state AAU final four.

At Kennedy Charter, Addie returns five of 14 players. Nine seniors graduated.

“I hope to build a great basketball program, that’s well respected and well recognized in the community with kids who are focused on academics while excelling on the basketball court,” said Addie, whose son Adrian from Hopewell in 2010, where he was a starter for the boys basketball team and carried a 4.0 GPA.

Ed Addie played football at Tennessee State but transferred to Daytona State and played basketball for three years before graduating in 1988 with a degree in marketing. He was on the Dean’s list and President’s List.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW!! It amazes me when these people can't get into public school settings they immediately run to the first private school that is dumb enough to hire them...Would have loved to have been a fly on the wall during that interview process and heard all the garbage they was coming from that trashcan...

c.j. said...

I'm upset by the comment made. My mother always said if you don't have anything good to say don't say anything. I hope coach Addie does a good job. I know he will teach kids some great things.

Anonymous said...

You seem to have a personal problem,get over it. Trash starts at home and within yourself.

Sharifa said...

Congratulations Coach Addie! My son has excelled and continues to excel under your leadership with QCAA and I wish you much success!

Anonymous said...

Is Kennedy Charter part of the North Carolina public school athletic association? If so, what conference are they in? Best wishes...sounds like he cares about kids.

timothy said...

As a coach who has worked on the spring/ summer circuit for a while, I would like to say congrats to Coach Addie. He has dedicated a lot of time and money to helping many young men with their development and college recruiting over the years. I think it is great he is being given the chance to make an impact in the school system now. The PUBLIC SCHOOL System.

BiRD said...

I have known Edward Addie since we were kids growing up in Cordele, GA. From whence he came to what he is doing now is NOTHING short of God's doing! The criteria of knowing basketball and positively impacting young mens' lives are met with Edward. It will never be known just how many boys he has kept out of the criminal justice system on his own dime. As for me, I'm proud of him and look forward to his success at Kennedy.