May chosen as head coach at Tug Valley

Ed May

By Kyle Lovern

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NAUGATUCK – Sources have told the Williamson Daily News that Edwyn May has been chosen by an interview committee to be the next head basketball coach at Tug Valley High School.

May will replace Garland Thompson, who recently resigned.

Most recently May was the head coach at Kermit Middle School. May is a graduate of the old Kermit High School where he was a standout for the Blue Devils. He went on to play at Alice Lloyd College.

In the past, May was an assistant coach at Tolsia High School and served as interim head coach for the Rebels during one season. His son, Tyler May, was an all-state guard for the Panthers this past season as a freshman.

Tug Valley is expected to return several players from last year’s roster.

May is a longtime Physical Education teacher in the area.

Several coaches will be officially hired when the Mingo County Board of Education holds its next regular meeting on Tuesday, June 9.

There were also several resignations that will need to be approved.

The most talked about position is the resignation of Garland “Rabbit” Thompson as head coach at Tug Valley High School and his move to the same position at Mingo Central High School.

Here is a list of the other coaches being considered for positions at various schools, but needing official approval by the BOE.

Jimmy Bragg, football coach, Gilbert Middle School

Lorie Chafin, volleyball coach, Burch Middle School

Justin Crawford, boys basketball coach, Kermit Middle School

Justin Crawford, assistant football coach, Tug Valley High School

Eric Davis, boys basketball coach at Lenore Middle School

Jack Davis, football coach, Burch Middle School

Stephanie Fabin, baseball coach, Williamson Middle School

Stephanie Fabin, volleyball coach, Williamson Middle School

Belinda Harness, Ast. cheer coach, Burch Middle School

Julius Hatcher, AD, Williamson Middle School

Julius Hatcher, girls basketball coach, Williamson Middle School

Jared Lester, boys soccer coach, Mingo Central High School

Jared Lester, baseball coach, Mingo Central High School

Tara Mitchell, cheer coach, Tug Valley High School

Kyrstyn Noe, cheer coach, Mingo Central High School

Jerry (Fred) Russell, football coach, Lenore Middle School

Cameron Smith, boys basketball coach, Williamson Middle School

Candace Vance, Ast. filgs basketball coach, Gilbert Middle School

Denise Williams, Ast. cheer coach, Tug Valley High School

Those coaches who have resigned are:

Donald Cantley, boys soccer coach, Williamson Middle

Rodney Duane Campbell, Ast. Coach, Mingo Central

Tracy Dempsey, Ast. Coach, Mingo Central

Suzie Deskins, cheer coach, Tug Valley

Linda Moore, cheer coach, Kermit Middle

Brad Napier, boys basketball coach, Mingo Central

(Kyle Lovern is the Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)

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