Josh Coley

Athletic Director and Varsity Basketball Head Coach

Christ School underwent a basketball renaissance in Josh Coley's first year and won a state championship in his second. Suffice it to say, all Greenie student-athletes are in capable hands with Coach Coley as Athletic Director. 

His two-year record is 47-15 with Varsity Basketball after inheriting a program in 2021 that had won just three games the year before. Christ School defeated Carmel Christian, 53-48, for the NCISAA 4-A championship on Feb. 25, 2023, in Lewisville, N.C. 

Before arriving in Arden, Mr. Coley had nine years of coaching experience from Charlotte area high schools Garinger, Carmel Christian, and United Faith Christian Academy, where he directed the NCISAA program to a 94-28 overall record with four conference championships as well as a state finals appearance and two trips to the NCISAA semifinal round. During his time at United Faith, Mr. Coley served as Athletic Director, where he was responsible for managing budgets and staff, as well as enforcing state association rules. More than 20 student athletes at United Faith signed basketball scholarships with Division I or Division II colleges. 

Mr. Coley has coached or played professional basketball in three leagues - the NBDL, American Basketball Association, and United States Continental Basketball League. He was a point guard for two pro teams in the Raleigh/Durham area (the Carolina Jaguars and Cary Invasion) from 2010 to 2012.

Mr. Coley graduated from N.C. Central University’s Turner School of Law in 2012 with his M.B.A./J.D. after receiving a B.A. in Communication Studies from UNC Greensboro in 2008.