By Gary Lloyd
CLAY — Clay-Chalkville varsity girls basketball coach Courtney Payne has resigned from the position after one season, she said Thursday.
“I have grown as a teacher and a coach while at Clay-Chalkville,” Payne said. “I appreciate the opportunity and I am proud of what the team accomplished this season.”
Clay-Chalkville posted a 25-7 record for the 2013-2014 season under Payne.
Payne was hired in August 2013 to coach the girls team and be a physical education teacher. She was previously at Jacksonville State University as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team. Prior to that, Payne was the varsity girls basketball coach at Shades Mountain Christian School in Birmingham.
Payne is the third varsity coach at Clay-Chalkville High School to resign this year. Former varsity baseball coach Brandon Johnson resigned in January, and former varsity boys basketball coach Daniel Foy resigned in March.
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