GWA head girls basketball coach Lori Hines is originally from Arkansas where she played college basketball at The University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas and was a four-year letterman. She obtained a degree in Health and Physical Education in 1997 and moved on to play professionally in Launceston, Australia. After playing overseas, Lori came back to the United States to pursue her coaching career. She was the Assistant Women’s Basketball coach at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. Then, moved on to coach high school basketball. She has been at George Walton Academy since June 2008. Coach Hines led her team to win the 2023 State Championship title and she was named the GIAA Class AAAA 2023 Coach of the Year!