West Ashley making change to girls basketball staff

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - West Ashley is searching for a new head coach for their girls basketball team school principal Lee Runyon told Live 5 News on Monday.

Maria Williams has been the head coach of the Wildcats for the last 14 years but the school is looking to make a change in leadership.

"We are reconstituting the coaching staff for the girls' basketball program here at West Ashley High School." Runyon said. "All present coaches and other outstanding coaches not currently on staff are invited to apply and be considered."

"Coach Williams has been the head coach of the girls' varsity program for 14 years. We hold her in high regard, but do recognize that the program's performance has slipped, including a 9-win season this year, so we would like to explore every opportunity to help our girls' program be more competitive. Again, every current coach is invited to re-apply, and we will consider every option as work through this process."

Williams has been honored as a coach of the year and led the Wildcats to 22 wins in the 2012-13 season.