Glenn Reese steps down as Blue Ridge boys basketball coach

Published on Friday, March 29, 2013

Glenn Reese has resigned as Blue Ridge High School boys basketball coach after two seasons.

Reese, in a statement, cited living 20 miles from the school and wanting to spend more time with his three children as they begin playing sports and participating in activities.

He coached Blue Ridge to a 13-35 two-year record, 3-21 in 2011-2012 and 10-14 in the just completed season.

Reese stated he will do one of three things: “I may pursue another coaching opportunity closer to home and one where I could still see my children play sports.  If not I am considering looking for a job in school administration or either begin spending more time working in our family business, Krispy Kreme in Spartanburg.     

Reese’s statement read:

“When I accepted the head coaching position at Blue Ridge two years ago my goal was to instill discipline in the basketball program and teach players what it takes to be successful. Progress was made which is evident by us winning 10 games, the most wins here in the last four years. However, it was still disappointing to lose five games by one possession.

“Although I have enjoyed my brief time at Blue Ridge, now that the program is headed in a positive direction, I must step away to spend more time with my family. I have three children and recently had the realization that my oldest child, Caroline, is just six years away from graduating high school. Being able to attend all my children’s games and activities is a big priority and it would be difficult to do this if I continued coaching at Blue Ridge since we live twenty miles away.”

Reese has coach 18 years, 12 as a varsity head coach – 5 years at Landrum (84-42), 5 at Boiling Springs (57-65) and two at Blue Ridge. His career record is 154-142.



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