During his year with the Pirates, Armstrong State made marked improvements as Childers helped guide the team to a 16-12 record, a three-game improvement from the 2014-15 season. The Pirates tied the record for the best start in program history (8-0), and improved from 13th to 3rd in defensive field goal percentage under Childers' tutelage.
Prior to Armstrong State, Childers was the head coach at East Georgia State College from 2012-15. The Bobcats improved their record in each of the three seasons Childers was there, and qualified for the Region Playoffs in both the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. During his tenure at EGSC, 11 players moved on to play at four year basketball institutions.
Childers is no stranger to the Big South Conference, serving as an assistant coach on the Winthrop women's basketball staff from 2008-2011. During his time with the Eagles, Winthrop advanced to the postseason for the first time in program history as the team earned a berth into the WNIT in the 2008-09 season. He also helped five players move onto pro careers overseas during his time at Winthrop.
Childers graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College in 2007 with a B.A. in Mathematics, and completed his Masters of Art and Teaching of Secondary Math Education from Winthrop University in 2010.