Bethesda Academy Names New Varsity Basketball Head Coach

Thursday, October 26th, 2023

Bethesda Academy, a private day school for young men in grades six through twelve in Savannah, Ga., names Clyde Wormley as the new head coach of the school’s varsity basketball team. Wormley will lead the Blue Blazers team which boasts an impressive record of 12 Final Four appearances, eight State Championship games and two state titles.
“I think Clyde Wormley is, first and foremost, a fine individual with strong character and an ability to lead by example. He’s the right kind of man we want at Bethesda Academy, and I know his drive and determination will ensure his success and the team's success,” said Antwain Turner, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Bethesda Academy.

Wormley earned a business degree from The Citadel, where he played college basketball. Since graduating, Wormley has coached for 18 years at the college level as an assistant head coach, two years in that role at The Citadel and 16 years at Savannah State University. He is a Georgia-certified teacher, qualified to teach physical education classes, as well as training in weightlifting and athletic performance. Over the years, Wormley has coached and recruited three All-American athletes, 15 All-Conference athletes, and 15 Academic All-American scholar-athletes.

“As I’ve gotten to know Coach Clyde, I am excited about the future of Bethesda Varsity Basketball and the positive influence he’s going to have on our boys,” said President Mike Hughes. “He truly understands the mission of developing our student-athletes into strong men of character,” he added.

In addition to coaching basketball, Wormley has 15 years of experience planning and implementing coaching camps and community outreach efforts.