By Kyle Daubs
Jeremy Hudson says it was the right time for a change.
After 11 years of coaching basketball, Hudson submitted his resignation to the school board as head coach for the Charleston High girls basketball team. The team went 1-23 overall and 0-12 in the Apollo Conference last season, his first as head coach.
“I stepped down to explore other opportunities in coaching,” said Hudson. “I have coached basketball for the past 11 years. There are a couple of opportunities in coaching that I have never been able to explore because I have always been tied to one particular team or district. I plan on taking the next couple of years to explore some of those possibilities.”
Before that, Hudson was the junior varsity coach for Hall of Fame coach Jeff Miller. He also spent time coaching the freshman boys basketball team at CHS.
Hudson will remain as a math teacher with CHS and plans to continue to coach the boys’ tennis team. He also said that he wants to get back into basketball down the road.
“I absolutely plan on continuing coaching basketball,” said Hudson. “As I said before, I want to explore opportunities outside of traditional high school coaching. If the right opportunity comes up in the future, I will be back on the sidelines again.”
Hudson said that he hopes the district can find the right replacement to lead the program in the future.
“I hope that CHS is able to find a coach that is ready to put in a lot of work developing a strong youth program,” said Hudson. “The potential for Charleston to be one of the top programs in the state is there. I think that the program will eventually get to the point that the success from the year before last is considered the norm.”