After leading the West Hall High boys basketball program to 182 wins over 14 years as head coach, Warren Sellers announced his resignation in a letter to athletic director Ethan Banks on Monday.
During his time as coach of the Spartans, Sellers led the Spartans to four state playoff appearances, and three trips to the second round of the state playoffs.
News of Sellers’ decision was made public Wednesday with a press release from Gordon Higgins, the director of community relations and athletics for Hall County Schools.
Sellers said after submitting his letter of resignation, he met with Spartans players later in the day Monday to make them aware of the decision.
The Spartans went 3-23 in 2014-15.
Sellers will remain at West Hall on faculty for the duration of the 2015 school year, but said he will actively be pursuing other coaching opportunities for the future. His mark of 182 wins is the most for a coach in the school’s history.
Sellers arrived at West Hall in 1998, before taking the head coaching position in the fall of 2001.
The Spartans also won the Lanierland title under Sellers’ leadership in 2008.
“Coach Sellers has done a great job here at West Hall,” said Banks. “He’s a great coach.”
In addition to coaching boys basketball at West Hall, Sellers led the softball program to a 219-157 record and seven state tournament appearances during his 12 years in charge. The softball program finished third in Class AAA during the 2002 season and was Region 7-AAA champion in 2005.
“I’ve had great kids to work with here at West Hall and wonderful support from the parents and community,” said Sellers.
Sellers began his career in 1993 as assistant varsity basketball coach for Jerry Davis at Gainesville, and head middle school coach, through the 1998 school year.