MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Morgantown High girls basketball coach Adam Henkins told his team Thursday that he is stepping down to accept an administrative position within the county school system.
“He just didn’t think he would be able to perform the duties like he wants to,” said Morgantown athletics director Dan Erenrich. “It was a very emotional and tough decision for him. It wasn’t the best news that I wanted to hear from a young coach that you love having on the staff.
Henkins led the Mohigans to the semifinals of the state tournament last season where Morgantown fell to eventual state champion Parkersburg South. Henkins served eight years as an assistant with the Mohigans prior to the past three years as head coach.
His new position in the county will be coordinator of student support and safe schools.
“I hate to lose Adam,” Erenrich said. “He’s one of the top guys. He also had such a good relationship with the players, coaches, and people in general. He was weighing the pros and cons—he may have been able to continue coaching—but professionally, it was going to stretch him and right now he has to step back.”
Moving forward, Erenrich expects to seek a replacement for Henkins soon.
“I would think there will be a fair amount of interest in this position,” he said. “I think girls basketball at Morgantown High is certainly one of the better positions in the state in girls basketball. After we post the position, we’ll begin the interview process and go from there. At this point in time, we’re very open to whomever the candidates may be.”