Welcome to West, Coach West

I really look forward to next season that much more.

Today it was reported that Howard West will become the next boys basketball coach for the Titans. From Jay Spivey of the Winston-Salem Journal:

Howard West is back in the Central Piedmont Conference. West was named the new boys basketball coach at West Forsyth, Athletics Director Mike Pennington confirmed Thursday afternoon.

“I coached basketball 26 years, and Howard West was the best coach that I ever coached against,” Pennington said. “And I think he’s one of the top coaches in the history of our state in high school basketball.

“I’m thrilled that he will be coaching our kids next year.”


West, 71, owner of the third-most coaching wins in North Carolina high school basketball history with a record of 801-368, was the head coach at Forsyth Country Day for the past five seasons (http://www.journalnow.com/sports/prepzone/howard-west-is-named-new-boys-basketball-coach-at-west/article_d85c75b4-ca34-544c-b5a8-fae0e5ac830e.html).

But it is a quote by Coach West about West Forsyth that spoke loudest. He said,

“It’s a great school. Academically, they’re a great school. That community supports them out there, so it’s definitely a job many people should’ve gone after if they didn’t.”

Welcome to West, Coach West.