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.