Coach Alford is a Heard County native – she attended Heard County High School and participated in a multitude of sports during my four years. Upon graduation, she attended LaGrange College where she played tennis for the Panthers for three years, taking a break during my sophomore season. Coach Alford graduated from LaGrange College with her B.A. in Early Childhood Education in 2014, her M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction in 2017, and will finish with her Ed.S in Curriculum and Instruction in 2019. She returned to Heard County to teach in 2014 and is in her fifth year at Heard Elementary School. Coach Alford is entering my third year coaching tennis at Heard High – her first year was as an assistant coach, and she currently serve as the head coach.