Scott Jester has stepped down from his position at BHS and has been appointed girls’ coach at Salem this offseason. Former Jefferson Forest boys coach Cameron Shepherd will take over at BHS. Liberty split from Randy Dunton this year and hired David Williams to take over in June.
Liberty Christian’s Paul Redgate and EC Glass’s DJ Best, each entering their fourth season at the helm of their respective schools, now share the term of coaching the Seminole boys.
On the girls’ side, Amherst and Rustburg, as well as EC Glass, have seen coaching changes. Anitra Thomas quit her coaching job at Glass last month to take on a position as an assistant in the Lynchburg University Women’s Program.
Neither Amherst nor Glass have announced who will fill their recent openings.
Jordan, the former Amherst boys’ coach, said his new administrative position in the division was made possible after recently graduating with a master’s degree. He started the administration-focused masters program in 2016, he said, taking a “long approach” in pursuing his studies so that he could also focus much of his energy on coaching. .
“When I started [the master’s program], we were going to have very, very good basketball teams, ”Jordan added.
Jordan posted a 67-111 record with the boys’ team, which followed a shorter stint as the head coach of women’s basketball at Amherst.