Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Childress has new basketball role at Wake Forest

   Randolph Childress, who provided one of the most memorable performances in the Deacons' long basketball history, has rejoined the program as director of player development.

   Childress has held an administrative role within the Wake Forest athletic department since August after retiring from professional basketball last year.

  “My family and I are excited about this opportunity,” Childress said in a statement from the school. “I love Wake Forest, and to have a chance to work with the basketball program on a daily basis is a dream come true. I look forward to helping build a program that Wake Forest fans and the Wake Forest community can be proud of. I’m ready to go to work.”

  Childress played an off-the-court mentorship role with the basketball student-athletes last season and will see those duties increase as he joins the staff full-time.

   In 1995, Childress was spectacular in earning ACC Tournament MVP honors as the Deacons won their first conference championship in 33 years.  Childress played two NBA seasons and played professionally overseas for more than a decade.

-- Ron Green Jr.


Anonymous said...

Good for him. Great player. WFU needs all the help they can get. They'll always be the 4th wheel in the state behind UNC/Duke/NCSU. They aren't much better than UNCC...Sad. Just sad. Lol....

Anonymous said...

Refreshing article...not a Wake fan but good to see a post not about UNC. Keep it up and at least feign a lack of bias! said...

I am not a Wake Forest fan either; nonetheless, I find this post pretty interesting too, I will share it with a friend of mine who is actually a Wake Forest fan