Yancy Wilmot returns to basketball court as boys coach at Parkview Baptist _lowres

Yancy Wilmot, Parkview Baptist

After three seasons as an assistant boys basketball coach, Yancy Wilmot opted to concentrate on a classroom role at Parkview Baptist.

It won’t be all about academics now. The 43-year-old Wilmot was hired as the Parkview’s head boys basketball coach.

“There are two things I’m very passionate about,” Wilmot said. “One is basketball, and the other is my faith. Getting the chance to combine the two was a chance I couldn’t pass up.

“I have the full support of the administration on this. Being able to both mentor and minister to these young men is something I look forward to.”

Wilmot has been on the staff/faculty at Parkview for a total of eight years. He has been head of the school’s Bible department since stepping away from basketball. He also served as assistant sports outreach director for Istrouma Baptist Church.

Before working as an assistant coach to former coach Don Green, Wilmot also was a middle school coach for two years at PBS.

He replaces Brandon White, who resigned last month to became head boys coach Lee Magnet High. A former Zachary High player, Wilmot played college basketball at Arkansas-based Williams Baptist College and Baptist Christian College in Shreveport.

Wilmot’s 12 years of coaching experience includes a stint as a student coach at Williams Baptist. He also coached at Fundamental Baptist Christian Academy, Pine Hills Academy and Doyle High.

PBS was 15-14 last season and advanced to the second round of the Class 3A playoffs before losing to eventual semifinalist St. Louis Catholic.

“I’m excited about the future,” Wilmot said. “We’ll work to improve basketball skills and to win. Making sure our players become better young men, sons, teammates and classmates also is important.”