Dalton State assistant basketball coach John Redman was seriously injured and his fiancee killed Monday night. They were on the way to their wedding this weekend in Mobile, Ala.
The wreck happened in the Atlanta area during Monday's storms.
Dalton State Athletic Director Derek Waugh said, “Tragically, Dalton State assistant basketball coach John Redman and his fiancé, Brittany Huber, were involved in a serious car accident last night on the way to their wedding this weekend in Mobile. Brittany passed away on impact. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this impossibly hard time. She was an amazing person who was loved by all who met and knew her.
"John was rushed to Grady Memorial in Atlanta. He was unconscious when paramedics arrived at the scene of the accident. He has head trauma, the severity of which is not completely known at this moment. John also suffered broken ribs and other fractures, but he is able to move his extremities. Coach Tony Ingle has been at the hospital all night and is providing updates as he is able. These are all of the details that are available at this point, but we will keep everyone who loves John and Brittany updated. Please keep the Redman and Huber families in your prayers.”
School officials said Tuesday afternoon, “John is in ICU at Grady Memorial. He has suffered multiple fractures, including a skull fracture. He has use of his limbs. He is heavily sedated. He has been able to breathe on his own but is on a breathing tube. Doctors expect to know more about his prognosis later tonight. Please keep the Huber family and John and his family on your prayers. I have informed his parents of the outpouring of love and prayers that have come from our community for Brittany and John.”
John Redman was named assistant men’s basketball coach at Dalton State last July. He was a recent graduate of Spring Hill College where he served as a student assistant basketball coach for the past three seasons. He moved into coaching at the college level after his playing career at Spring Hill ended due to injury.
Redman is a native of Spanish Fort, Ala., where he played at Spanish Fort High School for Hall of Fame Coach Arthur Haynes. He signed a basketball scholarship at Spring Hill College after graduation. After transitioning from a student-athlete to an assistant coach at Spring Hill, Redman had quite a bit of success on the recruiting trail. While at Spring Hill, he brought in three Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) All-West Division Players, four SSAC all-freshman team honorees, and the SSAC freshman of the year. One of his recruits was also named a Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athlete which is the NAIA’s highest academic honor for an athlete. In his final year at Spring Hill, he coached his younger brother, Ben Redman, who was the team’s starting point guard.
Redman’s mother, Susie Kirk, is a member of the LPGA and also a member of the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame. Brittany Huber was from Mobile.