Southside-Gadsden's Nails Notches 500th Career Win

   Southside-Gadsden High School Coach Kim Nails captured the 500th victory of her girls basketball coaching career Dec. 17 over Ashville, 54-38.
    The Lady Panthers are scheduled to begin post-holiday play Jan. 3 at the Etowah Tournament in Wyman Townsel Gym.
    Nails, currently in her seventh year as Lady Panthers head coach, compiled a 270-79 record at Gadsden High School before becoming head coach at Gadsden State for seven seasons. She was 146-45 at Gadsden State and has won 84 games in her tenure at Southside.
     Nails, an All-State basketball player at Glencoe High School in 1984, began her coaching career in 1989 as an assistant coach at Gadsden High School. She became head coach the next season and led GHS to the Final 48 four times in a five-year span from 1995-1999.
    She lettered as a point guard for four years at Jacksonville State University. She was a member of the All-Gulf South Conference Academic Team for three seasons and an NCAA Division II Academic All-American for two years. She was the Gamecocks’ team captain on the first JSU women’s team to make the NCAA Division II National Tournament.
    Nails was inducted into the Etowah County Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

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