(Story by Taylor Kennedy)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — St. Albans boys head basketball coach Bryan England announced he will step down from his current position with the Red Dragons.
England announced on social media his decision Wednesday afternoon.
The next chapter for my family and I: pic.twitter.com/g2SI8zxWcP
— Bryan Carter England (@Coach_England11) July 21, 2021
“I’m writing this today to say that I have decided to resign my position as head coach at St. Albans high school with the goal of creating more time to spend with my own children,” stated England.
England spent four seasons at St. Albans. He helped lead the Red Dragons to the school’s first regional championship since 2004 before COVID-19 hit prior to the 2020 state tournament. St. Albans finished last season 4-10. The Red Dragons defeated top-seed Parkersburg South in the first round of sectional play.
“I want to say thank you to the players who have committed themselves to our program over the last four years,” England stated in his post. “Thank you for playing so hard and for giving our community something to be proud of. No one can take away what you guys accomplished prior to COVID, winning the regional championship and qualifying for the state tournament for the first time in sixteen years at St. Albans high school.”
England called St. Albans home the last four years. He spent three seasons as the head coach and six seasons as an assistant with the Winfield Generals prior.
“I want to say thank you to all of the community members who have supported our program over the last four years,” England said in his post. “St. Albans truly is a great place to live, work and coach.”
England certainly did not close the door on staying involved in basketball.
“This isn’t it for me and the game of basketball in our community,” England noted. “I will be very involved with the game in other ways, and can’t wait to see what the future holds for basketball in our city.”
England went 70-87 in seven years of head coaching in the Kanawha Valley.