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Darlington names new head girls’ basketball coach

April 2nd, 2021 – 10:00 AM

Darlington School –

Middle grades history teacher Samantha Rush has been named head girls’ basketball coach at Darlington School.

“I am very excited to name Samantha Rush as our head girls basketball coach,” said Athletic Director Eddie Guth. “She has worked tremendously hard and has been driven, caring, and persistent in her efforts with the girls. I expect she will share her passion, spirit and love of the game with the entire program.”

Rush has taught history at Darlington since 2016 and led the middle school basketball team to three consecutive area championships in 2019, 2020, and 2021. She also coaches middle school softball.

“I am very excited to be working with these girls again,” said Rush. “I look forward to the challenge of coaching them at a different level and building on the strong foundation, fundamentals, and defense-first mentality that has made them successful the past several years.”

A graduate of Armuchee High School, Rush played basketball at Shorter College from 1995 to 1999, while earning her B.S. in Education. She was All Conference 1996-1997, All Conference 1998-1999, and team captain in 1998-1999. After college, she coached basketball at Oglethorpe University, Cedartown High School and Pepperell Middle School before being hired at Darlington.

She and her husband, Don, are the parents of Mackay (’24) and Sidney (’26).