The Georgia Kings Sports Foundation has grown significantly over the past 13 years. We are extremely fortunate that we have attracted some very talented, committed and passionate Coaches and volunteers who support our program. Chris Early (“Coach Chris”) joined the Georgia Kings Basketball coaching staff in February 2010 and during the next 5 months had a tremendous impact on the program. The Georgia Kings family sadly lost Coach Chris in July 2010 and in his honor and for his contributions to our program, created the “Coach Chris Award”. The incredible passion for the game of basketball (and for life) exemplified by Coach Chris is the same passion that we want for all players and Coaches in the Georgia Kings organization. It is therefore very important that this passion for the game exhibited by Coach Chris is memorialized.
The Coach Chris award is presented each year by Glen Davis, Georgia Kings President, General Manager to one player who consistently demonstrates passion for and dedication to the game of basketball.
The recipient of the Georgia Kings Coach Chris Award for 2017 is Michael Milligan. Michael was a member of the 5th grade Georgia Kings team coached by Trey Stevenson.
Michael Martin Milligan is now a 6th grader at St. Benedict’s Episcopal School. He is the son of Michael W. and Sandra M. Milligan. His favorite subjects are Physical Education (PE) and Science. He is a member of the Antioch Baptist Church North where he serves as a youth usher. Michael is a red belt in Taekwondo. He enjoys playing with friends, basketball, football, NBA 2K17, and watching cooking shows. But it was always Michael’s consistent commitment to the team and his coaches and unwavering passion for the game that earned him the 2016 Coach Chris award.