Tigers#039; hoops coach

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 29, 2005


By Kevin Taylor

Greenville High Athletic Director Alvin Briggs not only has to fill to spots on his coaching staff for football this summer, but now he has to find a new boys basketball coach.

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After three seasons as boys coach and leading the Tigers to the regional tournament in Troy, Randy Fullington told his players last Friday that he was resigning his post.

Fullington said he is stepping down for family reasons.

"I told (Greenville principal) Dr. (Kathy) Murphy that I enjoyed my stay here as basketball coach, but it has taken too much time away from my very young family," Fullington said. "I have always put God and family first in my life and basketball is a close second. And until I had a family, basketball was up there, too."

Fullington, who is a non-tenured science instructor at Greenville, has asked to remain as a science instructor at the high school if the Butler County Board of Education decides to rehire him for the upcoming school year.

The Tigers won the area championship last season after a 16-14 season. The year before, Greenville won 17 games, but was edged out of the area tournament by Wilcox-Central. Wilcox-Central went on to advance to the Class 5A semifinals.

"it's going to be hard to just step away from basketball when I've been playing since I was 12 years old," Fullington said. "I'm sure I'll be around that gym at some point."