In a phone interview with The People’s Defender on Thursday, April 19, Coach Greg Himes confirmed that he had been informed by the administration of West Union High School that he would not be renewed as the school’s boys’ head basketball coach. In his one year as head man of the Dragons, Himes led the team to their first conference championship since 1989.
The following day, Roger Taylor, Principal at West Union High School, issued a statement regarding Himes. Taylor stated, “Greg Himes did an excellent job leading our Dragons to a SHAC championship in the 2017-18 season. By statute, all supplemental contracts are non-renewed each year.
Taylor further stated, “Coach Himes was provided the opportunity to apply for and coach again in 2018-19. A timeline for getting started was provided to Coach Himes and he did not apply for or pursue coaching for us. I wish Coach Himes the best of luck moving forward.”
Look for a full report of this story in the April 25 edition of The People’s Defender