Marvin Ridge finds their girls head coach in Steve Lenahan
Marvin Ridge has found their new girls coach that will lead them into the 2020-21 season. Steve Lenahan has been named the girls head coach. In a press release from Marvin Ridge High School, "Steve Lenahan is the new Marvin Ridge women’s varsity basketball coach.
“I'm extremely excited for the opportunity to be the head women's basketball coach at Marvin Ridge,” Lenahan said. “... My family and I are excited to be moving to the area and being part of the Marvin Ridge family. I am looking forward to working with the women’s basketball program and having an opportunity to impact our student-athletes' lives in a positive way while competing for championships." "Coach Lenahan has an incredible track record of success, matched only by his reputation for building strong and lasting relationships,” said Marvin Ridge Athletic Director Tom Jamerson. "We welcome him and his family to Maverick Nation and I'm looking forward to supporting him and his staff as they build a championship program both on and off the court." Lenahan has been a winner at every level. When Coach Lenahan took over the Harrison High School (GA) girls basketball team in 2008, it was coming off a 2-23 season. Four years later, he had the team in the state quarterfinals. After compiling a 212-130 record with the Lady Hoyas, Lenahan said this is the right time to move on.
Once the program was constructed in his image, Lenahan turned it into one of the best in the state. Over the last six seasons, Harrison has gone 141-41. That includes six straight 20-win seasons and state playoff appearances, two trips to the quarterfinals and two GHSHAA 6A state championship game appearances.
Lenhan will replace former coach Jamie Ellis who was relieved of her position as girls head coach after finishing 11-13 in 2019-2020. Ellis, a former Maverick player took over as Mavs head coach in the 2016-17 season replacing Marshall Smith. The Mavericks advanced to the the state playoffs in four of Ellis's five years but never advanced past the 1st round. Ellis leaves the program with a 48-49 record, 24-27 in the SCC.