Grayson named Bogalusa head girls basketball coach

Published 3:05 pm Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Bogalusa has named Jarvious Grayson its new girls basketball coach.
“It’s a great opportunity to have a chance to build a program,” said Grayson. “To come in and have that opportunity, that’s great. The girls are enthusiastic and they’re working hard for me. My motto and my mission is, ‘trust the process.’
“It’s a process we’re going through to create a consistent winning culture. It’s to remind the kids not to get down on themselves when things don’t go right. We want to be champions here. My goal is to work on fundamentals to help develop basketball players.”
Grayson has been coaching since the 2012-13 season. He coached at a pair of high schools in Mississippi between 2012 and 2016. Last year, Grayson was the boys junior high head basketball coach and an assistant with Bogalusa’s boys varsity team. He was also an assistant varsity football coach last season.
This is Grayson’s first head coaching opportunity at the high school level.
Grayson is a 2012 University of Memphis graduate and a 2008 graduate of West Tallahatchie High School in Webb, Miss. Webb is about three hours north of Jackson, Miss.
“He was the junior high head basketball coach, so he’ll be jumping to high school,” Bogalusa athletic director Michael Cummings said. “He’s a hard worker and he’s excited about the opportunity to make his own program.”
Grayson takes over for Ken Matthews, who coached the team the last two seasons and helped the Lady Jacks to a playoff appearance in the 2015-16 season.