We are very pleased to announce that Ray Gutierrez will be taking the helm of NCCS varsity girls basketball. Coach Gutierrez has had an illustrious coaching career, including multiple state championships. Prior to 2022, he was the Murphy High School varsity women’s basketball coach, earning the title of Winningest Head Coach in North Carolina from 2016 to 2021 with a 154-17 record (90% winning percentage). His team won the 2020 and 2021 NCHSAA 1A State Championship; advanced to the Final Four in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021; and won the Smoky Mountain Conference (SMC) championship in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022. He is a 4-time SMC Coach of the Year, 2-time 1A NCHSAA Wells Fargo Coach of the Year, 2020 NCBCA District 12 Coach of the Year, 2020 FYN Sports Coach of the Year, and 2020-2021 NFHS Coach of the Year.
Prior to coaching at Murphy High School, Coach Guiterrez coached at Hiwassee Dam High School for four years, earning a record of 103-18 with four Conference Championships and two Final Four appearances. From 2016 to 2021, he was also on the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association Board, serving as president of the board in 2018.
Coach Gutierrez and his wife Holly moved to Northwest Atlanta in 2022 to be part of the North Cobb Christian School community, along with their sons Brayden (13) and Banks (11). He currently teaches middle school math and coaches MS 7/8 Football, MS A Basketball (21-0 season; won the Metro 10 Championship), and MS B Baseball at NCCS.
Coach G looks forward to investing in our girls’ program, building upon our school’s strong basketball legacy. Join us in congratulating Ray on this well deserved new role!