Yancey most recently coached at The College of Coastal Georgia, in Brunswick. Prior to the time at The College of Coastal Georgia he had a stop at Grace Christian Academy in Bainbridge where he was head boys and girls basketball coach along with serving as the school’s athletic director. In the 2013-14 season, he guided both teams to their respective state tournaments, marking the first time in school history both earned state berths in the same season.
Prior to that, Yancey coached for three seasons at St. Johns River State College in Florida, where the team had two of its best seasons record-wise since the 1960s, and entered the top 25 poll for the first time in 26 years.
Before going to St. Johns, he was the head boys coach for one season at Schley County in Ellaville, leading his team there to its second-best record in school history at the time.
Yancey began his coaching career at Brookstone High in Columbus under Robert Moore, who was his coach when he played in Georgia’s junior college ranks at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA.
Yancey finished his degree in social sciences at Troy University in 2006.
He played college basketball at both ABAC and Georgia Southwestern in Americus, where both teams were nationally ranked and played in the National Tournament.
A native of Loganville, Yancey graduated from Piedmont Academy, where he was an all-state basketball player while also playing football and baseball.