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Angela Fulton named new Jackson girls basketball coach

Jackson High School named Angela Fulton the girls basketball team's new head coach last week. Submitted photo

Last week, Jackson High School announced that Angela Fulton has officially taken over as the girls basketball team’s new head coach for the 2023-24 season.

Fulton was on the staff this past season as both an assistant and the freshman team’s head coach. Angela was previously the head coach at Perryville for five seasons, where she finished with a coaching record of 66-58.

During that span, the Pirates won three-straight JCAA Large School Conference Championships as Fulton was named the conference coach of the year all three seasons Perryville won the title.

Fulton is taking over for Adam Stoneking, who only had a two-year stint as Jackson’s head coach, finishing with a record of 38-17 and two Class 6 District 1 titles during that span. Stoneking left the position to take an administrative role with the district, which is the same thing the Indians previous head coach Tyler Abernathy did following the 2020-21 season.

Prior to starting her coaching career, Fulton, who is from Illinois, played college basketball at Missouri Baptist. She actually ended up coaching Missouri Baptist’s junior varsity team for a few seasons after graduating.

“Honestly, this job is a dream come true because Jackson has such great community support,” Fulton said. “I always wanted to be a part of that support, and I live in Jackson — my kids go to Jackson. To me, it’s something that I’ve always wanted.”

Nick McNeal covers high school sports, college sports and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Cape Girardeau County for the past five years. He can be reached at cbjsports@socket. net.

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