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Middle school boys hoops coach resigns

Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 5:10 pm

Moore County Middle School basketball coach Darren James (middle) resigned on Friday to take a similar position at Meridianville (Ala.) Middle School. James spent four years at Moore County. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

Moore County Middle School basketball coach Darren James (middle) resigned on Friday to take a similar position at Meridianville (Ala.) Middle School. James spent four years at Moore County. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Moore County Middle School head basketball coach Darren James resigned his positions as both teacher and coach from Moore County last week. He has accepted a similar position at Meridianville (Ala.) Middle School.

James met with both current and former boys basketball players on Friday afternoon to inform them of his decision.

James has been employed with Moore County schools for four years, teaching social studies and coaching both middle school boys basketball and baseball and assisting occasionally with high school baseball. Earlier this year, James stepped down from his middle school baseball coaching position and planned to concentrate on middle school basketball and assist with high school baseball.

He said Friday the move to Meridianville was two-fold: to be closer to home and to begin working his way into an administrative position in the Madison County (Ala.) school system.

Moore County Director of Schools Chad Moorehead posted the vacant teaching position — along with “athletic coaching positions available” at MCMS at 12:30 p.m. Friday. A new head coach had not been announced at press time on Tuesday.