Another article that you, the readers, asked for on Twitter was an update on some of your favorite former Wake Forest basketball players.
I tried to gather information on everyone that was asked about on Twitter, however there just isn't data available for everyone.
If you don't follow me on Twitter (@Edward_Foster4) and didn't respond to my tweet, then your favorite player may not be included.
A special thanks to Bobby Hoekstra (@bho52 on Twitter) and Eric Williams for their help in gathering information about many of these Demon Deacon basketball alumni.
I also found some information on WakeNetwork and LinkedIn.
Kyle is now a realtor and basketball coach in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Skip is starting a new community bank, Community Bank of the Carolinas, in Winston-Salem.
According to WakeNetwork, Jerry is living in King, North Carolina, and is an associate at Prepaid Legal Services, Inc.
According to WakeNetwork, Stamp is living in Pfafftown, North Carolina, and is a former physical education teacher in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.
According to WakeNetwork, John is living in Maryland as a Regional Sales Director at MCI Communications Corporation.
Herbst is now an Associate Professor of Marketing in the Wake Forest University School of Business.
Dukes is now living in Atlanta, Georgia after finishing his basketball career at Georgia State.
Morgan is now a Sports Marketing Consultant in the Triad area.
Helms passed away in October of 2018.
“Big E” Eric Williams
I reached out to Eric on Instagram. The following is an excerpt from his response: “I have played 12 years in Europe. The last country was Switzerland. Debating on how many more years I want to play, but right now I’m still enjoying the basketball and the travel.”
King is living in New York, and is the Program Director at the Madison Boys and Girls Club.
Joyce is living in St. Louis and working as a financial advisor for Wells Fargo.
Timmy D is still living in San Antonio. He owns BlackJack Speed Shop, is now participating in martial arts, and is probably doing a whole lot of other really cool things in his retirement.
Josh is now the head basketball coach at Piedmont International University in Winston-Salem.
Justin is now the Director of Basketball Development for the Wake Forest Deacon Club.
Songaila is now working as a player development assistant for the San Antonio Spurs.
Chas is now living in Texas and working as a sales representative for PRAUS Construction.
Mike served as video coordinator and director of scouting/recruiting at Wake Forest before moving on to be an assistant coach at St. Louis and San Jose State. He also coached the Wake The Nation TBT team in the summer of 2018. He is now working as a private wealth advisor for Merrill Lynch in Atlanta.
LD is still playing professional basketball in Slovenia, and lives in Columbus, Ohio during the offseason.
Taron is now serving as the head basketball coach at Vance Charter School in Henderson, North Carolina.
Hale is now living in Converse, Texas. According to his LinkedIn he is currently in a program called TX. Teachers to receive his Teaching Certification.
Ellis has now retired from basketball, but is living in Atlanta and working as a fitness model.
Trent is now living in Texas, and is working in real estate.
Jamaal is still playing professional basketball, and is currently playing in Argentina.
Buck is the Head of School and head basketball coach at his Alma Mater, Long Island Lutheran High School, in New York. He just won a state championship!
Bobby is now living in Cleveland, Ohio and is working in the finance department for the Cleveland Indians.
Drum is currently living in Atlanta working as a managing partner for a private equity firm.
Stanley is living in Charlotte and working as a service manager for Cintas.
Weaver is still playing professional basketball, and is currently playing in Turkey.
Owens is now the General Manager and Southeast Region Representative for the Street Basketball Association.
Jim is living in New York, and is currently the owner of Priority Fleet Services.
Travis “Scooter” Banks
According to WakeNetwork, Travis is now the manager at Tires, Inc. in Clinton, North Carolina.
According to WakeNetwork, Chuck is now living in Roanoke, Virginia and working for Boxley Materials Company.
Vytas is living in his home country of Lithuania. I reached out to him on Facebook. Here is a portion of his answer: “I played basketball professionally for 3 years in Russia and Germany. I also coached 14years old in Scotland as a volunteer. Right now I’m retired from basketball and am bee farming in Lithuania where I’m originally from. I’m still a huge Wake Forest basketball fan and follow the news on internet.”
Anthony is working as a youth mentor at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
According to WakeNetwork, Kenny is back in his hometown of Eustis, Florida.
According to WakeNetwork, Griffin is living in Fairmont, North Carolina.
Foye is living in High Point, North Carolina.
Coach Carl Tacy
Coach Tacy, or “Gentleman Carl” as some called him, is now retired and living in Advance, North Carolina. He still attends many Wake Forest basketball games.
Hopefully you enjoyed this update on some of your former Deacon favorites. As always, Go Deacs!