Fyffe High School’s Basketball Coach Resigns, Stays on as Asst. Principal


FYFFE, Ala. (WHNT) – Neal Thrash resigned as basketball coach at Fyffe High school on Monday, saying he had learned Superintendent Hugh Taylor planned to relieve him of his coaching duties.

Thrash confirmed this to the Times-Journal.

He is an assistant principal at Fyffe and plans to return to that job in the 2014-15 school year.

“I graduated from Fyffe School, my wife has taught here at Fyffe School, my three kids go school here at Fyffe, I live in this community, I have a lot of friends in this community and I love this community, and I don’t want to say anything on the record that’s going to hurt any of the people that I just mentioned,” Thrash said.

This year, the Fyffe Red Devils won the Sand Mountain, DeKalb County and Class 2A, Area 12 tournaments and went to the regionals.

Thrash also coached and taught at Crossville and Collinsville. Collinsville won the county tournament title from 1994-97 under Thrash’s leadership, and made it to the 1995 Final Four in Birmingham.

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