Holy Innocents’ has named Cabral Huff the new boys varsity basketball coach. Huff spent the last three seasons at Duluth High School, where he led the Wildcats to three consecutive state tournament bids, including two Sweet 16 appearances.
Before his time at Duluth, he coached at the collegiate level at both Georgia Southern and Alcorn State.
Huff also has private school experience. Before his collegiate tenures he coached at nearby St. Francis, where he led the Knights to deep postseason runs, including a 2014 Class A-Private state championship.
A mentor as well as basketball leader, Huff is well known for developing student-athletes as well as “building men.”
“I am excited and blessed about the opportunity and challenge I have received,” Huff said. “It is indeed a privilege and honor to lead a program like the one we have here. Anyone can build a team, but it is my job to build a program that helps mold young men through basketball. We will create a standard of excellence on and off the floor through execution and accountability that helps our players leave at legacy here at HIES and the community.”
Huff takes over from Adrian Collins, who served as Golden Bear leader for three seasons, where he led HI to Elite 8, Final Four and Sweet 16 finishes. Huff is already getting his 2019-2020 team indoctrinated, as the Bears spent the month of June working camps and staying busy in summer league play where his team turned in successful results.
Holy Innocents’ Athletic Director Tony Watkins is equally excited about Huff’s joining the Golden Bear family.
“We are thrilled to welcome him to Holy Innocents’ where he and his staff will continue to build on what is already a quality program with rich tradition,” Watkins said. “Coach Huff will implement the mission of HIES and develop our student-athletes in the classroom, on the court, and in the community.”
The new hoops leader is inheriting a young but talented team that includes last year’s top scorers and rising juniors Chance Moore and Garrison Powell; both are already on the Division I collegiate radar.