Father vs. Son in high school basketball game tonight(Ever happen around here?)

Ty Gadsen vs. his dad Gary Gadsen in a high school basketball game tonight down in Charlotte and most of the parties involved say that as far as they know, this a first…The first time that they can remember a father coaching agaist his son….Langston Wertz Jr.(Charlotte Observer), Rick Lewis(Phenom Hoops Report) even Rick Strunk(NCHSAA) all say they can never remember this happening before…

A father coaching against his son??? Has anybody around here seen this take place? I remember plenty of sons playing for their dads like, Jimmy Hankins for his dad Steve at Dudley, both of Coach David Price’s sons played for him at Dudley(Damien and Darian, I got at least one of them right), Robert Johnson played for his dad Freddy at Greensboro Day, Jackson Kent played for his dad Robert at Page, La’Tremain Stevens played for her dad Wayne at Northeast Guilford, both of Joyners played for their mom Darlene at Northwest Guilford(one daughter was Ashley, let’s day the other was Amy), Sammi Furlough is currently playing for her mom Kim at Northern Guilford….I’ve got the feeling that R.J. Peace played for his dad Reggie one year, either at NEG or at Smith….Did Stacey Weaver ever play for her dad Phil? I don’t think so, at Grimsley….I’ve got the feeling that Sonny Gann played for his dad Sandy at NWG, in either basketball or baseball….Michael Via and probably Steven too, played football for their dad Bob at Page and at NEG….Brock Pursley played for his dad Tommy at NEG…I know, we are trying to stick to basketball, but it does get you going…Scott Kemp played for his dad Richard/Dick Kemp at SEG in football…On and on, we could go, I’m sure and again, a very good topic…Amy Beasley played for her dad David, who is an assistant girls basketball coach at SEG….Ethan Albright’s daughter Gracey I think it is, is currently playing softball for Coach Albright at Page….Austen Thompson played basketball for his dad Greg Thompson at Southern Guilford….On and on we could go….
+++++Both Kings(Frank and Tucker) played for their dad Bill at Page and the same for the Smouse’s(Brian and his brother) playing for dad Jeff at Grimsley…+++++Their was a real tall basketball girl’s basketball coach at Dudley a few years back and her daughter played for her….+++++Pretty sure Mark Goldsmith’s son played Lacrosse for him at NWG.+++++
Was thinking about Coach Kevin Callahan and his son Taylor at SEG, but not sure if Kevin was assisting while Taylor was playing, but a good man that is well-remembered in the Southeast Guilford community..+++++

Big question, did Jackson Kent and High Point Christian Academy play a game against Page and Coach Robert Kent, after Jackson left Page to go play for Brandon Clifford and High Point Christian Academy??? This may be close and did it take place??? I remember one year on MLK Day that HPCA played at Page and maybe we might have a connection here….

Good topic and we could probably go all day long with this one, but here is what is happening tonight….

Monday night, United Faith Christian boys’ basketball coach Gary Gadsden will coach against his son, Ty, a 17-year-old junior point guard at Victory Christian. The teams meet at United Faith, a private school in southeast Charlotte near the Arboretum Shopping Center. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.

“It’s definitely going to be different,” said Gary Gadsden, in his first year as head coach at United Faith. “It’s abnormal. It won’t feel the same going against him.”

*****Mugsy Bouges is the former head coach at United Faith.*****

CLICK HERE to read all on this story from the Charlotte Observer and this post idea get seemed to get more and more interesting as we went on….


  1. Father’s coaching their sons has happened in plenty of other counties as well. Morehead, McMichael, Trinity just to name a few

  2. Final on that Father vs. Son game from the Charlotte Observer at http://www.charlotteobser.com:
    (Son topped Dad as Ty Gadsden hit for 24 points.)
    *****Father vs. Son in Guilford County this spring when High Point Andrews meets Dudley in baseball with Randy Norris Sr. the head coach at HP Andrews going against his son Randy Norris Jr. at Dudley….*****

    Victory Christian 82,

    United Faith 40

    VC: Patterson 7, Gadsden 24, Izundu 8, Davis 6, Alston 6, Stephens 9, Martin 11, Baten 2, Gouetry 2.

    UF: Norton 9, Davis 4, Vezolles 2, Bennett 18, Swelling 8, Smith 2.

    Read more here:CLICK HERE

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