Robert Ownby, far left, spent eight years as an assistant coach at Graham. He took over the women’s basketball program Tuesday.
Robert Ownby, far left, spent eight years as an assistant coach at Graham. He took over the women's basketball program Tuesday. (David Flynn)
Graham High School will have two new head coaches this fall.

Former Bryson coach Marci Faulk will take over the volleyball program while former Graham assistant coach Robert Ownby is the new women's basketball coach. Athletic Director Kenny Davidson confirmed the coaching hires Tuesday morning.

Faulk spent the last seven seasons at Bryson High School, and coached the Cowgirls to the District 8-1A title in 2013 with a 30-9 record, including 10-0 in district play. The Cowgirls went to the playoffs five times under Faulk, including appearances in the regional quarterfinals in 2012 and 2008, and the regional semifinals in 2012. Faulk earned District 8-1A Coach of the Year honors in 2012.

The Lady Blues missed the playoffs for the second consecutive season in 2013 after a 1-7 finish in district play. Former Lady Blues coach Courtney Wright spent four seasons at Graham.

Ownby served as an assistant basketball coach for approximately eight years under four different head coaches. He takes over a basketball program that finished third in District  5-3A in 2013. 

Former basketball coach Lindsay Griffin, who coached for the Lady Blues for two years, took a coaching job in Decatur, according to Davidson. Davidson said she has family in the Decatur area and wanted to return there.