Mar 31, 2011
Apex High School administrators are working to find the Cougars’ next girls basketball coach.
Del Phillips, Apex’s athletic director, said interviews will begin with candidates on Friday.
Scott Campbell resigned as the head girls basketball coach earlier this month after 22 years at the school. He posted 462 career wins.
Campbell’s 2008-2009 team won 25 straight games, lifting the Cougars to a regular season and conference tournament title. The team was upset by Broughton in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association state playoffs after going undefeated during the regular season.
Last season, Apex was 10-13 overall, including a 7-9 mark in the Tri-Nine 4-A Conference.
Phillips told HighSchoolOT.com earlier this month that whoever fills the position will have high expectations.
“He has set the bar high for whoever else comes in,” Phillips said. “He’s first class. Whoever takes over for Scott will be taking over a program in real good shape.”
In the same interview, Phillips said he hoped to have a new coach in place in time for the summer workout and team camp period, but noted with current budget cuts, things could be complicated.
Shelly Holmes, the junior varsity girls basketball coach, has also left the program, according to Phillips. Holmes will take a position at Cary Christian School. The junior varsity position was listed as open by Wake County Public Schools on Thursday.
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