After two seasons, Dustin Eads has decided to step down as the varsity boys basketball coach at Clinton-Massie.
“I have notified director of athletics Cindy Running I do not wish to renew my boys basketball coaching contract as Clinton-Massie boys basketball coach,” Eads said in a statement to the News Journal Thursday night. “I’ve become aware during the past month it may be better for someone else to lead this program.”
Running said, “We wish him well. He’s put in a lot of good years for us as an assistant and a varsity coach. We respect his decision.”
Eads, like Mudd for many years, had to battle a situation where players from the football program were unable to begin practicing with the rest of the team because of the football playoffs.
That made things difficult for Mudd at the end of his career and Eads in both of his seasons.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to be the Clinton-Massie head boys basketball coach and appreciate those who supported the program,” Eads said. “I’d especially like to thank Grace (his wife), Paxton (his son) and Irene (his daughter). We put a lot of time and effort into the program over the last couple years and wouldn’t have been able to do any of it without their support.”
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