from Steve Hanf at the High Point Enterprise and Click Here to read all on Coach Kenny Carter stepping down as the girls basketball coach at High Point Central High School…..
Kenny Carter spent his nights in the gymnasium yelling and whistling to his players, raising his arms to the heavens in excitement, jumping in exhortation, collapsing into his chair in frustration.
It was a show well known to area basketball fans. And after 25 years of unbridled energy, the curtain came down quietly when Carter told High Point Central athletic director Mike Cook on Monday that he was resigning as head coach of the Bison.
â€œI still have passion and I still love it. I know Iâ€™m going to miss it,â€ Carter said Wednesday. â€œItâ€™s a personal decision. There have been more frustrating days than positive days, and I think the best thing is to remove myself from that equation.â€
Carter guided his teams to state titles in 1993, 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2002, accumulating a career record of approximately 575-125. His final championship bid came in 2005 â€“ one of two times his girls finished as state runners-up â€“ and difficult seasons would follow. This yearâ€™s incoming senior class went 14-14 as freshmen, but showed promise with records of 18-9 two years ago and 22-5 last season.
Still, Carter said he sensed a change from the programâ€™s early days. He spent time away from the court over the spring months to â€œdecompress and evaluate things,â€ and when the coach failed to see what he wanted during summer workouts, he elected to resign.
â€œWe got some things back in place, but all the things that I think it takes for a program to be successful, we didnâ€™t get those things back,â€ Carter said. â€œAccountability, responsibility, trusting in something, believing in something â€“ Iâ€™m not going to waver in those things, and those things arenâ€™t in place right now. Thatâ€™s not bashing the kids. Iâ€™m kind of an old-school guy and I couldnâ€™t get our kids to buy into that.
â€œMy hope is that somebody else can come in and get those things back.â€
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