SCAD Savannah assistant athletics director Stephany Raines was inducted twice into the Thomaston-Upson Sports Hall of Fame Saturday (Feb. 26) evening.
Raines was inducted into the 2011 Hall of Fame as one of the seven individuals and one of the two teams that were honored. Stephany Raines was one of seven inductees into the 2011 Thomaston-Upson Hall of Fame.
Raines was a 1988 graduate of Upson High School where she was a member of the undefeated 1988 Upson girls’ basketball team that won the State AA Championship. She was named the 1988 Georgia Class AAPlayer of the year and played in the Georgia North- South All-Star game as well as the Georgia-Tennessee All-Star game.
After high school, Raines earned a basketball scholarship to Mercer University. As the starting point guard and team captain with the Bears, Raines led her squad to back-to-back Trans America Athletic Conference (now the Atlantic Sun Conference) regular season championships in 1991 and 1992.
In 2006-07, Raines led the Bees to their first winning season in four years as SCAD went 15-12 en route to earning the program’s first-ever Florida Sun title. Raines was named Florida Sun Coach of the Year.
She has served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Virgin Islands’ senior women’s basketball national team since 2006. The team captured the silver medal at the 2006 FIBA Caribbean Tournament in Kingston, Jamaica.