Chantay Frost, who led Columbia’s girls basketball teams to state championships in 2010, 2012 and 2013, is the new head coach at Mays in Atlanta.
DeKalb County athletics coordinator and former Columbia boys coach Phil McCrary confirmed the hire Friday. Frost was not immediately available for comment Friday.
Columbia had never won a state playoff game in its history until Frost – who had never been a high school head coach – arrived in 2008-09. She immediately led the team to the quarterfinals.
Frost’s record at Columbia was 126-26, and her program sent more than a dozen players to college basketball, including Miah Spencer (N.C. State), Destinee Smith (North Florida) and Frost’s youngest daughter, Zuri Frost (Tennessee Tech).
Frost was an assistant at Stone Mountain before coming to Columbia as a teacher only. She remained involved in basketball in assisting with AAU and middle school teams on which her daughters played. When the Columbia job came open, she took it.
Mays won a Class AAAA championship in 2003 but has not advanced past the second round since 2006 and was 13-11 last season.
The new coach at Columbia is Carla Hollaway, formerly head coach of Champion Theme, the DeKalb County girls middle school champion.