Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Stovall given double duties at GWHS

GREENVILLE — Greenville-Weston High girls basketball coach Curtis Stovall has lead the Honeybees to at least 19 wins the last three seasons. In March, led by Ole Miss signee Breanna Lewis, GWHS marched all the way to the title game in Jackson, before being shut down by Horn Lake 40-28.
Greenville public school officials now hope Stovall’s success with girls team will rub off on the boys squad as well.
At a school board meeting Tuesday, Superintendent Dr. Harvey Franklin said that Stovall has been named Greenville-Weston’s “interim” boys coach for this upcoming season. He will also continue to coach the girls team as well, along with his teaching duties at the school.
“It’s just a good fit for what we’re trying to do,” said Franklin.
Stovall could not be reached for comment by press time.
Athletic Director David Barrow said Stovall’s background made him a good hire for the position.
“He has coached in playoff games. And he has experience coaching both girls and boys,” said Barrow. “He’ll also bring some stability. And that’s what we need right now.”
Barrow and Franklin, however, made it clear that hire is on an interim basis only. The search is still ongoing for a permanent coach.
“This is just on an interim basis,” said Barrow. “The long-term search is still open.”
Stovall will take over for Ernie Watson who left for Hattiesburg High in May. The Hornets advanced to the state tournament each of the three years Watson coached at GWHS.

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