Ashley announces retirement
Ingomar’s long-time head coach has announced his retirement, but the top spot for boys’ basketball at the school will remain in the Ashley family.
The resignation of Norris Ashley was accepted at Monday’s Union County School Board meeting, ending the career of Mississippi’s all-time winningest basketball coach after 43 years.
Ashley spent 41 seasons at the helm of Ingomar’s basketball program, working with both the boys’ and girls’ teams. During his tenure, Ashley won nine state titles (five boys’, four girls’), winning 675 games on the girls’ side and 1,023 boys’ games. Career win 1,000 for boys’ came on January 21, 2011, and the last state title for the school was in 2010.
“We would like to thank Norris for the many years he has given, teaching and coaching, in our school district,” Union County Superintendent Ken Basil said. “This closes a long and significant chapter in the history of basketball at Ingomar, and we are grateful for his contributions and proud of his many accomplishments.”
Taking over for Ashley is his son, Jonathan, who will move from his current position at Myrtle. Jonathan has coached the Hawks for six seasons, leading the school to five straight appearances in the 1A state tournament, four consecutive north half titles and an overall record of 139-50.
No decision has been made on the opening for Myrtle’s boys’ program.
There will be more on this story in Friday’s New Albany Gazette.
About Chris Elkins
- Hurricane news May 24, 2016
- Senior Citizens Day May 24, 2016
- Eastern Lights May 27, 2016
- Ellistown Breezes May 27, 2016
- Museum Madness children’s discovery program will start June 20 May 27, 2016
- Bogue signs with Blue Mountain College softball May 29, 2016
- Memorial Day to affect operating hours, service schedules May 27, 2016
- Police continue drug fight with series of arrests May 27, 2016
- Winners in the 2016 Mississippi Bluegrass Championships at the Down From the Hills Heritage Music festival May 27, 2016
- Library’s annual summer reading program for children begins June 2 May 27, 2016
- PHYLLIS OPPERMAN: Savvy suggestions , I Appreciate the facts - Does ...
- 2DonaldBrick: Nice blog post - I am thankful for the points . Do...
- Christy White Shannon: you do an awesome job Dennis Clayton!!!!...
- Aaron: Here is the problem: It is one thing for the legi...
- Jesusismyquarterback: They would have to drag it the last 40 miles...
Subscribe to Blog via Email
- Bogue signs with Blue Mountain College softball
- Memorial Day to affect operating hours, service schedules
- Police continue drug fight with series of arrests
- Winners in the 2016 Mississippi Bluegrass Championships at the Down From the Hills Heritage Music festival
- Library’s annual summer reading program for children begins June 2