Voorhees hires a new head men’s basketball coach
Coach Cabral Huff has officially joined the Voorhees College family as the new head men’s basketball coach as he aims to continue the tradition of “Voorhees basketball.”
He will now be leading the team as former head coach Derrick Mitchell after six successful seasons, has gone to Wiley College.
Huff has a long history with coaching and serving in the athletics arena. Previously, he has coached varsity high school girls and boys and men’s college basketball teams, served as director of basketball operations, and assistant athletics director. Prior to coming to the institution, he served as the head boys varsity basketball coach for the Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Atlanta.
He said he looks forward to continuing the tradition of the Voorhees Men’s basketball program by being a servant leader to our young men, the institution and community I am blessed to serve. “The challenge we have in front of us is why we have to be better not for ourselves, but for someone else. That mentality of building from scratch with tough love and our hard hat mentality of never being outworked will lead to focused intensity over time multiplied by God which equals unstoppable momentum.”
Huff added he wants to establish a program of excellence on and off the court by being one percent better daily, building better people which in turn produces better student-athletes and building trust amongst the players, staff, faculty, and entire Voorhees community. “These things will help us in our quest to compete not just in the Association of Independent Institutions and a spot in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Tournament, but in life.”
He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Morehouse College and a teacher certification in English for grades 6-12 from Mercer University. Also, Huff earned a master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University. Currently, he is pursuing a master’s degree in educational leadership from Strayer University.
Charlene Johnson, director of athletics and vice president for student affairs, said she is excited about coach Huff leading the men’s basketball program. “His skill set and love of the game will be contagious for our team. Our athletic administration looks forward to working with coach Huff as he continues to build upon our great legacy in basketball here at Voorhees College.”