Coach Willie Powers Retires from P.K. Yonge Lady Wave Basketball

May 1, 2024

P.K. Yonge head girls basketball coach, Willie Powers, announced his retirement from Blue Wave Athletics. After 21 years at the helm of the girls basketball program, Coach Powers has made the difficult decision to step down as head coach. 

“Hopefully I gave this school more than what they had before I got here. Hopefully we developed a program that is statewide looked at as a well oiled machine,” said Coach Powers. “We were always in the fight.” 

Powers leaves the program after winning two state titles, a state runner-up finish, six trips to the final four, All-Area Coach of the Year, and helping develop hundreds of Lady Wave Basketball players into college student-athletes, player of the year honorees, and world class citizens. Coach Powers is the winningest Head Basketball Coach in P.K. Yonge Girls Basketball history.

“Coach Powers has impacted far more teams, athletes, and communities than anyone else and will be imprinted in the record books as one of the most successful girls basketball coaches in the area as well as the state,”said Dr. Brian K. Marchman, P.K. Yonge director and superintendent. 

“There are not many names as synonymous with the Blue Wave as Coach Willie Powers and no amount of words that could capture his impact on the program,” said Valerie Flournoy, P.K. Yonge athletic director. “We will personally and professionally miss having Willie at P.K. Yonge as a coach, but look forward to honoring his legacy,” 

P.K. Yonge will recognize his service to Blue Wave Athletics later this month.

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