Bay Rockets girls basketball coach Chris Brewer resigns after 10 seasons

Bay girls basketball coach Chris Brewer resigned after being with the program for 16 years.

Brewer, who was the head coach for the past 10 seasons, is disappointed to put in his resignation.

“I’ve made the upsetting and devastating decision to resign from coaching here at Bay,” Brewer said. “It’d be unprofessional to state why I felt I had to leave. I’m going to continue to teach physical education at the middle school.”

Brewer was 144-89 in his career. He was a two-time coach of the year and won two West Shore Conference championships. With 144 wins during his tenure at Bay, Brewer is the winningest coach in girls basketball history.

Brewer also has a positive reputation for postseason success. The Rockets were two-time district champions and two-time regional finalists. Brewer also once earned the title of district coach of the year.

“I’m proud of what I have done here. I felt I was good for the kids. I thought I was the right person for the job,” Brewer said. “I do feel awful for leaving all the wonderful players and parents who did support me. It’s sad that every coach below me all the way through eighth grade chose to resign as well.”

For Brewer, coaching again in the future is on his mind, but said he could not imagine coaching anywhere else.

“I never had a desire to be a head coach anywhere else. I live here, I teach here, Bay is my life,” Brewer said.

Brewer is also grateful for the people that have supported him during his coaching career at Bay.

“I’d like to publically thank all my current and former players, parents who have supported me throughout my career, as well as anyone who has coached under me,” Brewer said. “They helped make it a well respected program from top to bottom.”

Last Updated: 5/10/2013 11:51:47 PM EST

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