Head Coach/Director of Basketball
Peter Wilkerson is entering his first year of coaching Boys Basketball at Northside Christian Academy. Before becoming the Head Varsity Boys Basketball coach he was previously at Chapin High School as the lead assistant for the Boys Varsity Team. There he helped lead Chapin to their first 5A playoff appearance. Prior to Chapin, Coach Wilkerson was the head JV coach at Brookland Cayce High School.
Before joining the high school ranks, Coach Wilkerson coached collegiately for 5 years at Maryville College and Covenant College. While an assistant at Covenant College, Coach Wilkerson was an integral part of the school's first ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
Coach Wilkerson is married to Samantha Wilkerson and together they have 3 boys, Amos (5), Walton (4) and Charles (10 months). When asked what excited him the most about coaching at Northside, Coach Wilkerson said, "the opportunity to coach again in a Christian environment; to spend everyday working to improve not only as a basketball team, but also getting to spend everyday honoring and glorifying Christ in our pursuit of excellence on the court."
Dwayne McLemore grew up in Myrtle Beach and has lived and worked in the Columbia/Lexington areas for 15 years. He has coached youth basketball in recreation and Upward leagues. His wife, Kimberly, is a physical education teacher and athletics assistant at Northside. They have three children, Bryson, Colton and Gracyn, and attend Lexington Baptist Church.
John graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. major in Biology and Economics. He has been married for 29 years, has 3 children and worked as a pharmaceutical representative for 31 years with Johnson & Johnson.
He recently retired to spend more time with his family and pursue other interests. He loves sharing his love for Jesus and his passion for basketball with the NCA Crusaders.
His favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5,6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."