July 19, 2024

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Peabody basketball coach Wes Miller resigns, will be next head coach at Henry County

The Peabody boys basketball workforce will be trying to find a new coach just after Wes Miller made the decision to resign from the posture.

Miller, who led the Golden Tide to a 25-10 history and an physical appearance in the Class 1A state title game last period, will be the subsequent coach at Henry County.

“In 2004-05 I was an assistant at Henry County and I cherished it there. At 24 decades outdated, you don’t consider about retiring, but this is a area I might like to finish my job,” Miller reported. “It wasn’t my strategy to go away Trenton, but when a place like Henry County opens and you’re on the draw back of your vocation — I have 11 many years right up until retirement. It is just a thing you can not go up.”

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Miller previously coached at Brighton (2007-10) and South Fulton (2010-17), ahead of he gathered a 106-55 record with the Golden Tide in the course of his five seasons (2017-22).

Miller explained that he experienced savored his time in Trenton and that he grew to become a far better individual through some of the people he satisfied from his time at Peabody.

“It truly is been great (being at Peabody), and I’ve met good persons and some lifelong mates. I picked up a mentor in Harry Ferguson,” Miller stated. “He is in all probability just one of the very best coaches to at any time mentor here, and my target was to go all and conquer all his information. … He was my mentor, and he experienced my back.

“Ricky Hooker, was as great a boss as I at any time experienced. … Mentor (Shane) Jacobs has been excellent to me and showed me some issues that have created me superior. I’m 41 several years previous, and I haven’t stopped mastering still and it is because of people today like Harry Ferguson, Ricky Hooker and Shane Jacobs that have created me far better.”

Miller, who is from Murray, Kentucky, also stated Henry County is closer to his relatives and that he is joyful to be the head mentor of the school he once was an assistant coach for.

“I am nearer to my relatives. I bought spouse and children that life 30 minutes from Henry County in Kentucky. So, it truly is a excellent shift for my family members and I,” Miller claimed. “I take pleasure in coach (Steve) Summers, principal Dr. Michelle Webb and the director of schools Dr. Leah Watkins for supplying my family members and I the chance to transfer to Henry County. It can be a entire circle. Just about 17 many years ago, I was there and now I am back again.”

This short article initially appeared on Jackson Sunlight: Peabody basketball mentor resigns to choose position at Henry County