Local basketball coaching carousel continues to spin

sjhoops-carrThe local high school basketball coaching carousel continues to spin this summer with two more positions coming open this week for head coaches.

St. James boys basketball coach Monty Carr has resigned his post with the Sharks after serving 13 seasons as the only boys coach the school has had. He led the Sharks to the Lower State semifinals in 2015 – the deepest the program has advanced – before accepting an assistant principal’s position within the Horry County Schools system.

Just down the road on Highway 707, Socastee girls coach Ginger Ford also stepped down after six seasons at the helm of the Lady Braves. Ford helped lead the Lady Braves to the playoffs for the past five seasons. Both schools are in the process of finding replacements.

Earlier this summer, North Myrtle Beach hired former Socastee players and assistant Alvin Green to replace Cameron Koehler, and Socastee picked alum Derrick Hilton to take over for DeAndre Scott. Christian Academy boys coach Darren Gore announced the upcoming season will be his last with the Saints, turning the team over to former Coastal Carolina standout Colin Stevens.

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