The Lansing School District announced today that Carlton
Valentine will return as head coach of the J.W. Sexton High School boys basketball team and Julius Edwards will be the new head coach of the Eastern boys basketball team.
Carlton Valentine returns to Sexton where he coached from 2006 through 2013 during which his teams won two back-to-back state championships in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. In 2011, the Detroit Free Press named Valentine “Coach of theYear.”
Julius Edwards has 13 years of basketball coaching experience. Edwards has served as an assistant coach for the varsity squad and head coach of the junior varsity Eastern teams, and worked for two years coaching teams in the East Lansing School District. Edwards coached young athletes in the Lansing area premier girls AAU program where his teams won championships and qualified in state and national tournaments.