Dobbels to coach basketball at Ashley Ridge

Brad Dobbels was the head basketball coach at Goose Creek for 14 years before leaving to join the staff at Charleston Southern. Staff/File

After four years away from the local high school basketball scene, former Goose Creek boys basketball coach Brad Dobbels is back on the sidelines.

Dobbels has been named the boys basketball coach at Ashley Ridge High School, replacing Tee Newman, who stepped down after the 2014-15 season.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity and the potential at Ashley Ridge,” said Dobbels. “I am looking forward to growing young men while building a championship program that the Ashley Ridge community can be proud of.

Dobbels spent 14 seasons as the head coach at Goose Creek, posting a 282-92 record. He guided the Gators to five lower state AAAA championship games and led Goose Creek to the AAAA state title in the 2010-11 season.

After stepping down at Goose Creek, Dobbels spent three years as an assistant at Charleston Southern. He did not coach during the 2014-15 season.