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ACCS basketball coach resigns

NATCHEZ — ACCS head basketball coach Billy Britt resigned Wednesday, effective immediately.

“He said he wasn’t happy with some of the things that were going on,” ACCS headmaster John Gray said. “It was very unexpected but Billy felt like it was the best thing for the school and his family.”

Britt was hired during the summer but hadn’t seen much success in coaching both the girls and boys varsity teams.

The Lady Rebels have just one win while the boys team is struggling as well.

Gray said parents expressed concerns with Britt’s coaching style after an incident during Monday night’s 50-25 loss to the Centreville Lady Tigers.

“The parents weren’t used to his style of coaching,” Gray said. “A few of them wanted to meet with coach Britt. So he and coach (Buddy) Wade met a few days after the game took place.”

Gray said he hoped Britt would have changed his mind about leaving the school and wished it wouldn’t have come to that.

“I hate to see it happen to him and especially these kids,” Gray said. “They don’t need it.”

ACCS Athletic Director Paul Hayles said he would take over as the head coach for the varsity girls’ team and current boys junior varsity coach Rick Fife would take over coaching the varsity boys’ squad.

“Hopefully things will turn out for the best,” Hayles said. “We wish him the best.”

Britt will continue to teach at ACCS until the fall semester ends. later this month.

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