By Kyle Daubs

Cody Drone couldn’t pass up the opportunity. 

The Charleston High School boys basketball coach submitted his resignation letter for the sole purpose of his family. According to Drone, both he and his wife, Rebekah, accepted teaching jobs in Shelbyville for next year. 

“It is where she taught before,” said Drone. “She loved it there, and it’s a place we would like to raise a family in the future. It’s an opportunity we couldn’t pass up.”

In his first season as a varsity head boys basketball coach, Drone led the Trojans to an 18-11 record last season, which featured an 8-4 mark in the Apollo Conference. The Trojans finished second in the conference and had their first winning season since 2012-2013. The 18 wins were the highest for Charleston since the 2005-2006 season. 

Drone will keep coaching though, where he will be the boys and girls golf coach in the fall and will join the basketball coaching staff of MHS grad Paul Conlon. 

“Our decision to leave has nothing to do with basketball,” said Drone. “I loved working with the team, and we had a phenomenal year. This was just the decision that’s best for my family.”

The position was posted on March 30 and had a closing date of April 6.