Coach Plowden is in his 17th year of teaching and is a third year boys' basketball coach at Atlantic High School. He has dual B.S. degrees in Sociology and Public Administration from Edward Waters College with a M.S. degree in Emotionally Handicapped Education from Nova South-Eastern University. He is currently working to complete an Ed. S degree in Leadership at Nova South-Eastern University as well. He has worked collaboratively as an Assistant Coach and/or Trainer for various teams including Florida A&M University Women's Basketball, Edward Waters Men's Basketball and also has the distinction of serving as the AAU Basketball Trainer during the summer games in Jacksonville 1979-1981. Coach Plowden believes that students athletes can achieve anything they put their minds to, if they learn how to prioritize the important things in life.
This is Coach Howard’s fourth year at Atlantic High School. He has worked hard to become a valuable part of the Shark Team through his determination to be an active faculty member, where the students are always first and leading by example is the standard. Coach Howard has a B.S. Degree in Physical Education from Bethune- Cookman University (College) and a M. S. Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova South-Eastern University. He is passionate about athletics and credits many of his past coaches with helping him to develop his strategic athletic knowledge as well as learning valuable life lessons through competition. He has coached locally at various places including Daytona State College, Spruce Creek High School, Campbell Middle School, Silver Sands Middle School, Elite Hawks, Bridge Builder’s Program and various recreational leagues, with 25 years of coaching experience. His commitment to student development is focused on maximizing the potential growth of all youth through athletic coaching with emphasis on academic achievement and application of critical thinking. Coach Howard has been married to his college sweetheart, Lekita Howard for 31 years. He enjoys family time with his three children – Danielle, Dacia, and D.J. Howard. He is most excited to be “Papi” to his two grandchildren – Zoey who is absolutely the brightest star in his galaxy and Nijari his delightful grandson who he affectionately refers to as “Champion”. Coach Howard believes that every season is a new adventure waiting to unfold. He believes that if he allows God to order his steps his destiny in leadership and cultivating athletes will always be bright.
This will be Coach Greg Ruffin’s first year coaching at Atlantic High School. Greg Ruffin is from California and he played one year of Division 1 basketball at the University of California Santa Barbara. He has also always had a love for the game and getting into coaching has always been his dream. He currently manages and operates two K thru 8th grade charter schools located in Volusia county that have been recognized by the state DOE as “High Performing.” He also owns and operates two full services preschools know throughout the county for the special attention to the Arts. While he oversees over 1500 student on their journey to becoming leaders right here in Volusia county, he also manages and performs with a nationwide tour that has reached over 150,000 students and gives tools for character building, while motivating students to become leaders and become self-directed learners that are ready and willing to make a positive difference in this world. He currently lives in Port Orange and has enjoys spending time at the beach, playing basketball, and traveling.
Coach Travis Norfolk is in his second year with Atlantic Basketball. Last year he served as an assistant to both the Varsity and JV teams, but will be serving as the Head Coach for the JV team, while still assisting on Varsity. Coach Norfolk has previously coached at Warner Christian Academy where he coached the JV team to a 2 year record of 34-11. Coach Norfolk has also coached with Team Florida in AAU. Coach Norfolk is currently a 5th grade teacher at Samsula Academy. Coach Norfolk attended Warner Christian Academy where he played 4 years of basketball and then attended Flagler College where he earned his B.A. in Public Relations and Broadcast Journalism. Coach Norfolk lives by the quote, "Work hard in silence, and let success make the noise." His interests are spending time with his family and going to as many basketball games as possible.
This will be Coach Steven Geiger's first year coaching at Atlantic High School. Coach Geiger is a local Seabreeze graduate, that holds a B.S. Degree from Southeastern University in Middle Grades Mathematics Education. Coach Geiger currently teaches Middle School Math for Florida Virtual School, but has taught in both Volusia and Polk Counties as well as at a private christian school in the Daytona Beach area. While at Southeastern, Coach Geiger was a part of the Coaching Staff of the NAIA Regional Championship Girls Volleyball Team in 2010. He has also coached Girls Volleyball at the high school level, as well as girls flag football, and boys basketball at Warner Christian Academy with Coach Norfolk. He has been married for 5 years to his wife Danielle, whom he met in college. Coach Geiger is excited to be a part of the Atlantic High School Basketball program and is excited to see how he can be a part of making these boys great not only on the court, but off the court as well.
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Mike Ebert is coaching in his 18th Overall basketball season at the High School level, his 16th with the Atlantic High School Girls Basketball Program and Head Coach George Butts. A former College Basketball Player and Track Athlete, Coach Ebert graduated from The University of Akron in 1988. Mr. Ebert has been part of TWO of the FINAL FOUR Appearances by the Atlantic Lady Sharks in his career.
Monique Dungy is coaching in her 2nd season with the Atlantic High School Lady Sharks. A college graduate, Coach Dungy, was a starting member of the STATE FINAL FOUR Atlantic team that played in Lakeland in the 2010-11 season. Ms. Dungey brings that experience, along with great enthusiasm for each individual maximizing her potential, to Lady Sharks' Coaching Staff.
Coach Roy Lee is in his third year working as an Assistant Coach with the Atlantic High School Lady Sharks and Head Coach George Butts. Coach Lee brings a wealth of experience and success to the Lady Shark program, having been the Head Boys Basketball Coach at New Smyrna Beach High School for over 20 years, taking one of his teams to a State Final Four appearance! Coach Lee is knowledgeable about the game of basketball and holds high standards for his players.
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