Men's Basketball Coach

Men's Basketball Coach
Posted on 05/12/2022

picture of Miles Lawrence and family

Coach Miles Lawrence has completed nine seasons as the Head JV Basketball Coach at Shelby High School. During his time, he led his team to nine-straight conference championships with a 147-8 overall record. 

Along with his accolades at the JV level, Lawrence has also achieved many successes while serving 10 years as assistant coach under former Shelby High School Head Coach Aubrey Hollifield. Under Hollifield’s tutelage with the men’s varsity, he managed to win six conference titles, seven sectional titles, one regional championship and one state championship. 

Coach Lawrence has also had the opportunity to serve as assistant coach alongside his dad, Ford Lawrence, with the Shelby Middle School men’s  basketball team, winning multiple championships.  He also served as an assistant for three years, alongside his brother Scooter Lawrence, with Shelby High School varsity women’s basketball team. He was a proud member of the coaching staff that led this team to the winning the 2021 2A State Championship, which was the first women’s title in school and county history.

As a basketball player at Shelby High School, Coach Lawrence was a part of the history making 2009 basketball State Championship team, winning the first men’s title in school and county history. This was and still is his proudest moment as a Golden Lion!

Coach Lawrence is a 2012 graduate of Western Carolina University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Sport Management. He also worked with the women’s basketball team while attending there. 

Coach Lawrence is a Shelby native and a very proud 2009 graduate of Shelby High School. He has been under great leadership throughout his coaching career; and understands what it takes to win. His philosophy is to create an environment that will build athletes and prepare them for life. To develop, not only a team, but a family within the team; and to hold each other accountable by creating an atmosphere of trust on and off the court.

Coach Lawrence is the son of Ford and Wanda Lawrence of Shelby and currently resides in Kings Mountain with his wife, Ykeiah, and daughter, Madison.