English not returning to Faith Academy

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Jerry English, the dean of area basketball coaches with 43 years experience, did not have his contract renewed by Faith Academy.

“We are restructuring our girls basketball program as far as the leadership,’’ Faith Academy athletic director Randy Denton said Friday. “We’ve had success but it’s not all about wins and loses. It is time to make a change.’’

The job is open Denton said.

“This is a Faith Academy decision,’’ Denton said. “We need a lot of more girls in the program. It’s all about getting more kids in the program.’’

English had led the Faith Academy program for 13 years and consistent winning.

He has 19th trips to the state Final Four in 43 years of coaching at stops in Pflugerville . Sweeny, Dripping Springs and Faith Academy.

“It’s not something I want to talk about,’’ English said.  “I’m just going to let it go.’’

English said he would consider still coaching in the private school ranks or home school, but he wants to remain living in the area.

He and his wife Barbara have lived in Kingsland for 17 years. They moved to the area after he retired from Dripping Springs High School.



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