(WLTX) — Former USC guard Courtney Newton is leaving her job as the head girls basketball coach at Lexington High School after just one season.
Newton is returning home to her native Georgia to become the head coach at her alma mater of Flowery Branch High School.
The 2012 USC graduate started 30 of the 32 games she played in during her senior season which saw the Gamecocks earn their first Sweet 16 appearance in the Dawn Slaley era. During that season, Newton was also named to the SEC Community Service Team.
In her one season at Lexington, she helped the Wildcats double their win total from the previous season from seven to 14.
Lexington athletics director Josh Stepp tweeted out a statement that says, “would like the thank Coach Courtney Newton for all she’s done for our athletics program & our girls basketball team & we wish her nothing but the best on her new endeavor as the head coach at her home high school of Flowery Branch in Ga.”