Head Coach 2nd season
- Alma Mater
- Concord University
Roger Hodge joined Coastal Georgia as the head women’s basketball coach prior to the 2016-17 school year.
He brings 27 years of coaching appearance to the Mariners program, having served as both an assistant and head coach on the high school and collegiate levels.
Hodge has been an assistant coach at two NCAA Division I schools and has previously been a head coach with two NCAA Division II programs.
Hodge has a 295-178 record as both an assistant and head coach while he is 182-136 as a head coach. He has been a part of five NCAA tournament teams, four conference tournament championship teams, four regular-season conference championship teams and four high school state championship teams.
Hodge most recently coached on the collegiate level at Lincoln Memorial, where he spent three seasons as the head coach from 2011-2014. His first team had the school’s first winning record since 2005 and his last team there recorded the most conference wins in program history.
Before coaching at Lincoln Memorial, Hodge was the head coach at Armstrong Atlantic State in Savannah for eight seasons from 2000-2008.
There, he became the school's all-time winningest coach, closing his time there with six straight winning seasons including three with 20-plus victories after inheriting a team that had finished at the bottom of the Peach Belt Conference before his arrival.
Hodge led Armstrong to the NCAA D-II tournament in the 2003 and 2004 seasons. His 2003 team won the Peach Belt regular-season and tournament championships and finished with a sparkling 27-4 record. He was named Peach Belt Coach of the Year, the South Atlantic Region Coach of the Year and also won the Naismith Award from the Atlanta Tipoff Club as the Georgia Coach of the Year following the 2003 campaign.
Hodge’s 2008 Armstrong squad finished as the Peach Belt runner-up in his final season at the school.
In between his head coaching stints at Armstrong and Lincoln Memorial, Hodge served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for two years at East Carolina, where he helped assemble a team that won 23 games in 2010 to post the school’s second-best total for wins in a single season.
Hodge resigned his post at Lincoln Memorial after the 2014 season for family-related reasons and returned to Savannah, where he coached the boys team this past season at Savannah Country Day School.
Hodge began his coaching career in the high-school ranks in 1987 at Hinton High in Hinton, W.Va., which is his hometown. He was an assistant for the girls and boys teams through the 1994 season. The Hinton girls won three state crowns during that time.
He also spent one season as the assistant girls coach at Mercer Christian Academy in Princeton, W.Va., and one season as the assistant girls coach at Summers County High in Hinton, helping the team to the state Final Four in 1997.
From there, Hodge moved into the collegiate ranks as an assistant women’s coach at Liberty University, where he helped the program to three straight Big South Conference titles and also three consecutive NCAA tournament trips. The 1997 Liberty team had an undefeated regular season.
As a player, Hodge was a high school standout back home in Hinton in basketball, baseball and football, winning honorable-mention all-state honors in football and baseball and all-conference honors in football, baseball and basketball. He is a member of his high school’s football hall of fame.
Hodge attended college at Concord University in Athens, W.Va., where he earned degrees in education and general studies.
He is married to wife Kristen and the couple has two daughters – Madison (15) and Emmaline (12).
Assistant Coach 2nd season
- Alma Mater
- Saint Leo
Sierra Williams accepted the job as an assistant coach for the College of Coastal Georgia women’s basketball team prior to the 2016-17 season.
A Brunswick native, Williams played high school basketball locally, graduating from Glynn Academy in 2006. While playing for the Lady Terrors, Williams was an all-county and all-region performer and was coached by Theresa Adams who had a long and ultra-successful coaching career at Glynn before retiring.
Williams went on to play two years at Palm Beach Community College in Lake Worth, Fla., where she was an all-conference selection as a freshman and sophomore.
She finished out her college career at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Fla., playing there as a junior and senior.
Following her senior season, Williams served as a student assistant for the Saint Leo women’s team the next season while finishing up her degree in biology at the school. She also earned a minor in management while at Saint Leo.
Williams enrolled at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah in 2012 and spent that school year earning a second degree in rehabilitation sciences.
She has worked locally for Advance Rehab since November 2013.
Before joining the Mariners, Williams spent the 2015-16 season on the Glynn girls coaching staff as a community coach and helped the Lady Terrors to a runner-up finish in Region 3-AAAAA and a berth in the state tournament.