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Northwest boys basketball coach Aaron Wallus resigns after four seasons to join FCA

Northwest boys basketball coach Aaron Wallus resigned from his placement Wednesday to “pursue an possibility with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes,” in accordance to Vikings athletics director Jason Greene.

Wallus has guided the Vikings for the past 4 seasons. Northwest concluded 4-20 this year. Wallus’ teams under no circumstances won extra than 10 in a year. He completed his tenure with a 27-67 report.

Wallus informed his crew Tuesday that he would stage down to do the job with FCA. He is the 2nd spot coach to resign just after the finish of the year. Rossview girls mentor Justin Woods remaining immediately after guiding the Girl Hawks to the Course 4A point out event.

Northwest boys basketball coach Aaron Wallus gives instructions to his team during their District 10 boys basketball game against Northeast Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at Northwest High.

Northwest boys basketball mentor Aaron Wallus presents directions to his staff for the duration of their District 10 boys basketball recreation towards Northeast Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at Northwest Significant.

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“I am grateful for the chance to have been the coach at Northwest,” Wallus claimed in college release. ” It has been a excellent expertise, and I hope the method proceeds to increase in the correct direction under its future leadership. I am entirely invested in continuing to guidance the Viking athletic community in the quest toward excellence.”

Wallus used two seasons as Northwest’s women coach and was beforehand an assistant at Kenwood for 3 yrs under former coaches John Stigall and Dennis Pardue.

“We are grateful for the perform mentor Wallus has done with our basketball system and for the influence he has manufactured on our college students and neighborhood,” Greene said.

Just after successful 10 games in the course of the 2018-19 time, the Vikings struggled to continue to be afloat regardless of acquiring one of the finest gamers in Montgomery County in Ametri Moss. Moss would go on to earn the Leaf-Chronicle All Place boys basketball player of the calendar year in 2021.

Wallus made the move from women basketball to boys when he was hired in 2018. The Vikings finished that year 5-20 – a yr immediately after capturing the program’s 1st district tournament title in 22 decades.

COVID-19 cancelations wreaked havoc on the 2020-21 time when Northwest completed 4-12. The Vikings have not experienced a winning season considering the fact that 2016-17 when they finished 20-7.

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