Coaches

KYLE SNIPES
Kyle SnipesHEAD VARSITY COACH

Kyle Snipes enters his 12th season as the Head Girls' Varsity Coach in 2020-21, and is also the Communications Coordinator at St. Pius X.  In his first 11 seasons, the Golden Lions are 232-93 and have captured two state championships and four region titles. In 2020, the Golden Lions finished 21-8, won the Region 8 championship and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs for the second straight year.  The 2019 squad finished 14-15, was region runner-up and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs.  Advancing to the state tournament for the eighth straight year in 2018, the Golden Lions finished 14-12.  In 2017, St. Pius X finished the year with a 12-17 record and qualified for the state tournament.  In 2016, the Golden Lions finished 17-11 and advanced to the state playoffs for the sixth straight year. The 2015 campaign concluded with a 27-4 record and an Elite Eight appearance in the state tournament. The Golden Lions also finished 18-0 in Region 6-AAAA, the fifth consecutive undefeated region season, including a string of 75-consecutive regular season region wins dating to January, 2010. In 2013 & 2014 the team finished with identical 30-3 records and back-to-back AAA state championships. The 2012 campaign finished with another state playoff appearance and a 24-5 record, including a second consecutive undefeated season in sub-region play.  In 2011, St. Pius X finished 25-6, capturing the Region 5 championship by defeating AAA No.1-ranked Columbia and advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time in four seasons.  In his first season, the Golden Lions finished 18-9.  Snipes joined St. Pius X after coaching stints with the women's basketball programs at Georgia Tech, UNC Wilmington and Georgia State.  Prior to coaching women's basketball, Snipes spent five years on the men's side at Wake Forest and Erskine College. During his time in Winston-Salem, the Demon Deacons captured the 2000 National Invitation Tournament Championship.  He has also mentored nine All-Conference players in his career.  Snipes earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Wake Forest University, where he was a student manager with the men's basketball team which won the 1995 ACC Championship.  He completed his Master of Education degree from Liberty University.  Snipes is a native of Hillsborough, NC and is married to the former Melissa Jenkins of Houston, TX.  The couple has three daughters, Megan (11), Molly (8) and Mary Mason (6). Email Coach Snipes.

TIFFANY STONE
ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH

Tiffany Stone enters her ninth season with the Golden Lion varsity in 2020-21.  Stone is a former All-Colonial Athletic Association basketball student-athlete at William & Mary.  Stone is second in career rebounds for the Tribe and scored over 1,000 points and grabbed over 1,000 rebounds in her career.  She earned her bachelor's degree from William & Mary in 1991.  Stone works with Coca-Cola as the Director of Customer Marketing.

MICHAEL ABBOTT
ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH

Michael Abbott is in his fourth year with Golden Lions. Abbott, a 2008 alum, was a four- year member of the Varsity Boys Basketball team and Captain during Senior year. He earned his Bachelor's from Georgia State University in Spanish and works as a Spanish teacher here at St. Pius. He is married to Pius alum, Anna Duran ('08) and has four children, Lucas (7), Mila (5), Stephen (2) and Natalia (Born May 2020).  Abbott has previously coached at both Chattahoochee and Collins Hill High School as both an assistant and JV coach. 

JASMINE CARTER
ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH

Jasmine Carter begins her second season on the bench for the Golden Lion varsity.  Carter scored over 850 points in her two-year career with St. Pius X, helping to lead the team to back-to-back state championships in 2013 and 2014.  She signed with the University of Georgia and played there for one season before being injured.  She finished her playing career at Johnson C. Smith and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.