He has one of the best coaching records around, (26-3) last season and (177-51) in 8 seasons, as the boys head basketball coach, at High Point Andrews…..He was an assistant coach at Dudley HS, under Coach David Price for several seasons, before he took over and re-built the HP Andrews program….James Abell is able, but right now not willing to coach….He wants to spend more time with his wife and kids…..More power to him and he’s done an excellent job where ever he has been…..Maybe he will re-surface with Greg Thompson, over at Southern Guilford next January, after he has had some time off, to re-charge his batteries and spend time with his family….Abell has the (cap)abellities and we will see him back on the bench one day…..
from www.hpe.com:[High Point Enterprise……]
HIGH POINT — T.W. Andrews boys basketball coach James Abell is stepping down to spend more time with his family after eight years as head of the program.
“It was time to move on,” said Abell, whose son is 6 and daughters are 3 and 1. “I wanted to be closer to my home and family. Basketball had to give.”
Abell, who also taught math at the school, led Andrews to three regional appearances — including this winter when the Raiders went 26-3 and made an undefeated run through PAC-6 2A play.
He won five conference championships, seven conference tournament championships, four conference coach of the year awards and finished with a record of 177-51 during his career at Andrews.
“He has done a wonderful job at the school and with the program,” athletic director Ben Robinson said. “He’s gotten us back to a high level. I hate he’s going, but I admire his decision.”
Abell, who made the decision over the holiday weekend, said he would like to transfer to a school closer to his home in Greensboro and had been thinking about it for some time. But it was never easy to make that final decision.
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