Countryside boys basketball coach Myron Huey has retired as a coach and English teacher at the school.
Huey, 60, decided to call it quits after the Cougars (15-11) were eliminated in the Class 7A, District 10 semifinals by eventual champion St. Petersburg.
Jeff Powers, an assistant, will take over the program.
“I just decided to go out to Colorado and spend some time with my son,” Huey said. “It was hard to coach at a school when you’re not allowed to use any of the football players.”
Huey was promoted from an assistant to head coach in 2007 and led Countryside for six seasons. He boasts two decades of coaching experience at Kentucky and Indiana high schools.
“I definitely had fun working with the kids,“ Huey said. “I know the program will be in great shape with Jeff. It will be a smooth transition.”