NMB girls basketball coach Hunt offers his resignation

nmbghoops-huntLongtime North Myrtle Beach High girls basketball coach Jude Hunt unexpectedly tendered his letter of resignation to school athletics direct Joe Quigley on Thursday, according to an email from Hunt.

After 11 seasons at the helm of the Lady Chiefs program, Hunt cited issues over supplemental pay for coaches as the primary reason for his resignation. According to the letter, Hunt says Horry County Schools has not increased pay for basketball coaches during his tenure.

“These supplements were given for the work that coaches had to do from the start of the season in November until the season ended in February,” Hunt wrote. “Any work that coaches did with their players beyond that was considered ‘extra’ and few coaches even did that work. Since then, it has become the expectation of all basketball coaches to work with their players year-round.”

Hunt, who was selected as a coach for the North-South All-Star Classic after the season, won nearly 150 games at North Myrtle Beach and helped move the program from the cellar of the region to a title contender. There was no immediate word on a possible replacement.

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