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Genette Pulley has been named Interim Head Coach for Blue Lights College Men’s Basketball program. Coach Pharr announced to President Gilbert in April, his intent to relocate to the Baltimore - Washington Metropolitan area for family opportunities. His assignment will end with the Thoroughbreds officially on June 1, 2021. Coach Pulley, known as "Coach G" to many, has served as Associate Head Coach for the program since 2019. Coach Pulley brings 16 years of coaching experience and leadership to the Thoroughbreds. Coach Pulley was a high school basketball standout at Fike High School in Wilson, North Carolina where she was a Three -time All Conference and All-Area selection. She received an athletic scholarship to attend University of South Carolina Aiken. "I believe Coach Pulley has the vision, focus, and discipline to move our program forward at this time with the departure of Coach Pharr", said BLC President Jacques K. Gilbert. "Coach G’s assignment to this role allows our program and school to illuminate the pillars of our existence and values to ensure all people have the opportunity to thrive and contribute to bridging the gap between community and police while building life skills for our student athletes." Coach Pulley stated, "I have been coaching and training for 16 years on all levels. I'm excited to continue my next chapter with Blue Lights College. I'm looking forward to what's in store for our school, athletic program and how I can help impact our community.” Coach Mario Pharr presented a statement about the assignment of Pulley. "I want to congratulate Coach Genette Pulley on becoming the next coach at Blue Lights! She is well equipped to continue to progress the program and I’m beyond excited for her and the organization. I know she’ll take it to new heights." Returning basketball starter Denzel Jacobson stated, "Coach Pulley has tremendous basketball experience and sees the game on another level, said returning starter, Denzel Jacobson. "I have been around basketball since I was four years of age. Her knowledge of the game is evident and I believe she possess the skills and abilities to take our program to a new level. My teammates are excited about Coach Pulley being head coach." Coach Pulley was born in Rochester, NY and spent most of her life in Wilson, NC. Gennette is married to Adrienne and mother of three children. The Thoroughbreds are already out of the gate, in full stride heading into next season, returning nine players to the roster. ...

5/10/2021

BLC men's basketball coach Mario Pharr has announced that Torrey Brown of Raleigh Grace Chrstian School is the first signee of the 2021-22 season. "Torrey is a great kid and can go!" said an excited Pharr. "We began the process during the season, and he came to a practice and fit right in." Brown, a 5-9 guard, averaged 4.6 points a game in his senior season for the Eagles in leading them to a 5-1 conference record. "I'm definitely excited for him," added Pharr. "He's exactly one of the things we were looking for as an addition next season." Torrey Brown, welcome to the Stable!...

4/4/2021

Three Blue Lights College men's basketball players earned All-Conference honors by the New South Athletic Conference this season. Sophomore Kenny Anderson and freshman Jeremiah Baker were both selected by league coaches as first-team honorees for their outstanding seasons. Anderson averaged 20.4 ppg while Baker averaged 21.4 ppg and shot more than 53% from the field and 40% from three. Freshman Chris Koger was voted to the all-conference second team, averaging more than 16 ppg. Congratulations, Thoroughbreds!...

3/28/2021

The Blue Lights College men's basketball season came to an end Wednesday night in Swannanoa, NC as Warren Wilson College posted an 87-73 win in the NSAC semifinals. "Great, hard fought game," said coach Mario Pharr. "I'm proud of our season, too, especially with all the challenges. We were still able to compete at a high level. I love these guys!" Blue Lights finished the regular season at 8-8. "Best season we've had so far. We've always been under .500 until this year!" added Pharr. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New South Athletic Conference did not count this season against players' eligibility, so all BLC players are eligible to return for the 2021-22 season....

3/25/2021

Blue Lights College looks to punch its ticket to the NSAC Championship Final when it travels to Warren Wilson for tonight's tournament semi-final game. You can watch the game here beginning at 6:00 pm at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpLVpGzDVeJ-bVBsgEy5ANw (copy and paste into your browser). The winner will face Mid-Atlantic Christian Saturday at 4:30 pm in Elizabeth City, NC for the inaugural NSAC title. The Mustangs advanced to the championship by defeating Carolina Christian 76-57 on Tuesday night....

3/24/2021

Warren Wilson defeated visiting Blue Lights College 84-65 on Saturday to claim the second seed in next week's NSAC Championship Tournament. It was just the first win of the season for the Owls, but with this season's modified rules, their 1-1 conference record was enough to move into second place in the final conference standings while the Thoroughbreds fell to 2-3 and 3rd place. The bracket for the Inaugural NSAC Championship: #4 Carolina Christian at #1 Mid-Atlantic Christian 3/23 at 7:00 pm #3 Blue Lights at #2 Warren Wilson 3/24 at 6:00 pm Winners will meet at the higher seed date TDB...

3/20/2021

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