Bossier High head girls basketball coach J.C. Dickey has resigned.
Dickey, who was the Lady Kats head coach for three seasons, said he wants to focus on other aspects of his career in education and spend more time with his family, which includes two young children.
“I’m resigning from basketball to focus on some other things — family, school,” he said. “I want to be an administrator one day. I’ve got some things I want to focus in on to nail some of that stuff down.”
Dickey said he plans to continue to teach at Bossier and may continue as an assistant coach in some capacity.
“I’m always going to be around the sport,” he said of basketball.
Dickey has been at Bossier for nine years. He was an assistant to Miles Holladay for four before taking over as head coach in 2012. He has also coached track his entire time at the school.
Dickey said he told his players a few weeks ago that he was considering stepping down. He said he wanted to give Bossier principal David Thrash plenty of time to find his replacement.
Dickey’s son John and daughter Ava are both involved in sports and several other activities.
“I want to be a father,” he said. “They’re involved in so much stuff. My dad coached for 30 years. He’s one of my best friends to this day, but he missed some things with me growing up because of that and I want to make sure I can be there for mine.”
In an email, Thrash said applications for the position are now being accepted. All those interested should e-mail Thrash at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must be certified in one of the following areas — business, social studies, math or ELA. Deadline for applying is May 13 by 2:30 p.m.
— Russell Hedges, email@example.com