1997, 2000, 2006, 2009 PBC Coach of the Year
2000 Atlanta Tip-Off Club Division II State Coach of the Year
Commitment, purpose and intensity are three words that come to mind since head coach Terry Sellers took over the Georgia College basketball program. As he enters his 21st season at Georgia College, and 30th as a college head coach, Sellers is the program's all-time leader in career victories (340), and has turned the program into a consistent winner on the state, regional, and national level with young men who have represented the school well on and off the court.
Under Sellers' guidance, the Bobcats have won four Peach Belt Championships (1997, 1999, 2000 & 2006), two PBC Tournament Championships (1997 & 1999), an NCAA Regional Championship (2000) and have been to the NCAA Tournament six times (1997, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2009 & 2010), including a trip to the Elite Eight in 2000. Sellers was named the Peach Belt Coach of the Year for the fourth time in 2008-09 after the Bobcats took their fifth trip to the NCAA Tournament, posting a 22-7 overall record and 15-5 league mark. The Bobcats also added their eighth 20-win season under Sellers in 2009-10.
All-time, Sellers has coached 29 players to all-conference accolades in his career at Georgia College, including a pair of All-America honorees.
Sellers got his 300th Georgia College victory Nov. 19, 2010 against Carson-Newman and added his 500th overall win against North Alabama Nov. 27, 2010.
Sellers led the Bobcats to the finest season in school history in 2000 after winning the PBC Regular-Season title for the third time in four years. That team went on to win the NCAA South Atlantic Regional and advanced to the Elite Eight. The Bobcats were ranked among the top-25 in the nation every week during the 1999-2000 season and posted a 25-6 record, including a perfect 11-0 record at home.
Following the season, Sellers was named the Peach Belt Coach of the Year for the second time in his career. He was also honored by the Atlanta Tip-off Club as the NCAA Division II Coach of the Year in the state of Georgia and broke the school record for career victories with Georgia College's victory over Gardner-Webb in the NCAA Tournament.
Sellers was named Peach Belt Coach of the Year following the 1996-97 season after guiding Georgia College to its first ever Peach Belt Championship, as well as its first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. His 17-year .631 winning percentage at GC is the second highest in school history. He has also notched eight 20-win seasons at the school.
He is not a stranger to success however. He spent nine years at Alabama Southern Community College where his teams averaged 22 wins per year.
Overall Sellers has a 340-221 mark as the Bobcats coach. Now that his team has established itself as a winner, coach Sellers is committed to keeping the Bobcats on top.
Sellers isn't one to hide his intensity on the sidelines during a basketball game, and that intense desire to succeed traces back to his playing days at George Wallace Community College in Dothan, Ala., and Auburn University at Montgomery. Sellers was an all-conference player at George Wallace Community College, and he led the Governors in scoring and free throw shooting. At Auburn University at Montgomery he was also an all-conference player and ranked fifth nationally in free throw percentage one season.
Sellers earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and School Administration from Auburn University at Montgomery in 1976. Following graduation, Sellers spent one year as an assistant coach at Auburn University at Montgomery. He then moved on and spent five years as an assistant coach at the University of Montevallo. Sellers accepted his first head coaching job at Hardaway High School in Columbus, Ga. A year later Sellers was named the head coach at Alabama Southern Community College where he earned Southern Division Coach of the Year in 1990, 1991, and 1993. Under his leadership Alabama Southern won four Southern Division Championships, made several appearances in the junior college national rankings, and finished second in Region 22 in both 1990 and 1991.
Sellers and his wife Cathy have two children; Sara and former Bobcat guard Cooper.