Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ashland Blazer Fires Buddy Biggs After Historically Bad Season

Ashland Blazer High School has dismissed head coach Buddy Biggs after 9 seasons at the helm.

Biggs had a 172-115 record during his 9 seasons as head coach. His teams won six 64th District titles and finished as 16th Region runner-up four times.

Ashland was 5-27 this season for the worst record in the program's storied history.

Here's an excerpt from DailyIndependent.com:

“We have decided that in the best interests of the basketball program to make a change in leadership and that coach Biggs would no longer be our head coach,” wrote Derek Runyon, Ashland Blazer High School’s principal. “This was not an easy decision but one we felt was necessary moving forward.”

Biggs spent nine seasons at the helm. The 44-year-old guided the ’Cats to six 20-win seasons, six 64th District titles, four 16th Region runner-up finishes and a composite record of 172-115.

Ashland endured its worst season in Biggs’ tenure — and its worst in history — in 2014-15 as the Tomcats battled an injury to key senior Nick Miller en route to a 5-27 output. They won four of their final eight games, including a crucial district semifinal triumph over Fairview to launch Ashland into the region tournament field for the 24th consecutive postseason.

Biggs said he was “surprised by the decision, but I wasn’t shocked.”

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