Bryan England resigned as the boys basketball coach at Winfield High School on Monday morning, ending a three-year run at the helm for the Generals.
England will begin as an assistant coach at Teays Valley Christian School next season.
“I’ve been close to the program [at Teays Valley Christian] for the last few years because of my relationship with [head coach] Ryan Arrowood,” England said. “I’ve worked many camps with Ryan and we’ve had a lot of discussions. He’s building something over there. In year three of his program, he’s really trying to take it to the next level. I believe in his mission and I believe in the mission of the school. I look at it as an opportunity.”
Arrowood took over the program in the spring of 2015 after spending time as an assistant at Huntington Prep and as a head coach at Hannan.
England was an assistant at Winfield for three years under coach Pat McGinnis before taking over in the spring of 2014. The Generals accumulated a 32-41 record over those his three seasons and fell in a regional final against Chapmanville last season.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity I had at Winfield,” England said. “I have nothing but good memories. I’m really thankful to the players I had — the effort they gave and their willingness to buy in.”
Winfield principal Bruce McGrew did not return the Gazette-Mail’s calls on Monday and nothing in terms of possible replacements was known at press time.