Jaylaa Stewart, Johnnie Richardson, and William Peay named new head basketball coaches at the Piedmont Classical School

Posted by Andy Durham on August 24, 2020 at 2:28 pm under High School | Read the First Comment

New basketball coaches named at the Piedmont Classical School…New Bobcats’ coaches include Johnnie Richardson…

Johnnie is former boys assistant basketball coach for Freddy Johnson, at the Greensboro Day School, Johnnie was the boy head basketball coach at Kernodle Middle School, and then he was on board as a women’s assistant coach at Greensboro College, for coach Randy Tuggle….Johnnie also coached local AAU basketball teams…Johnnie Richardson has loads of local experience…

That is our detailed look at the PCS Bobcats’ boys basketball coach Johnnie Richardson, and now let’s take a look at all of the new coaches for basketball, at the Piedmont Classical School, courtesy of Buddy Walker, the former boys baseball coach, at the Greensboro Day School and now Buddy Walker is the assistant principal, at the Piedmont Classical School…Thanks Buddy Walker for the PCS info…..

Piedmont Classical High School is pleased to announce new hires for our Men’s and Women’s basketball programs.

Our new Varsity Women’s Head Coach is Ms. Jaylaa Stewart. Coach Stewart will be entering her 7th year as a basketball coach on various levels including recreation, AAU, middle and high school. After graduating from Walter Williams High School, winning two conference championships and one State Championship, Coach Stewart went on to play at the collegiate level for the University of Eastern Shore. Coach Stewart earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education and a Master’s in Recreation and Sports Management with a concentration in Athletic Administration.

Coach Stewart is excited to continue the success of the Piedmont basketball program. She believes that every season can be successful if players stay focused, have a desire to win, and teammates believe in each other.

Our new Varsity Men’s Head Coach is Mr. Johnnie Richardson. Coach Richardson is a native of Greensboro, graduating from Grimsley High School in 1987. Coach Richardson is a Veteran of The United States Army and Army Reserve. Coach Richardson has 20+ years of coaching experience on various levels including, AAU, middle school, high school and collegiately. Coach Richardson has achieved high levels of success coaching young men and women.

Coach Richardson is employed by Boxboard Products currently serving as a 3rd shift Supervisor. Coach Richardson is the proud father of Safari Richardson, she is a 2020 Graduated from NC State University currently attending Veterinarian School.

Coach Richardson is a compassionate leader that values hard work, determination, and athletes that value and respect the game. He is excited to join Piedmont Classical Coaching Staff and looks forward to continuing the success and tradition of Piedmont Classical Men’s Basketball program.

Our new Junior Varsity Head Men’s Basketball Coach is Mr. William Peay. Coach Peay is from Clemmons, NC. Upon graduating from Reagan High School, Coach Peay played collegiately at Winston Salem State University. While playing at WSSU, coach Peay played on the 2012 CIAA Championship team. After graduating from WSSU, coach Peay played in the American Basketball Association for 3 years. Coach Peay currently works for the Parks and Recreation Department in Winston Salem, NC. Coach Peay is excited to join the Bobcat family at Piedmont Classical High School.

Courtesy of Buddy Walker
Assistant Principal
Piedmont Classical High School


  • Eddie Willis said,

    Did the copy editor get furloughed during the pandemic?