Doyle Wolverton, the nation’s second winningest girls basketball coach, released a statement Tuesday, only a day after he resigned as Leake Academy’s girls basketball coach for allegedly biting one of his players last week.
Here’s a copy of the statement that was provided to The Clarion-Ledger by Leake Academy’s Board of Directors:
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Leake Academy board of directors, headmaster, coaches, and the Leake Academy family for the many years of support and kindness that they have shown. I also want to thank the many players, present and past, which I have been fortunate enough to coach in my career. For the betterment of the school and all parties involved, I have turned in my resignation to Leake Academy. I wish all the players and the school the best and thank them again for the thirty-nine years that I had at Leake Academy.”
– Doyle Wolverton
Wolverton has yet to challenge any of the accusations made against him. On Monday, The Clarion-Ledger reported the accusing family didn’t plan to press charges.
Likewise, the family decided not to protest against Wolverton at a Leake Academy Board meeting last night.
That falls in line with what Leake Academy Board President Greg Nowell said Tuesday: “Before he resigned, the family was intending to come to the board meeting to discuss the situation. “Once he resigned, everything was over.”