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McCarter resigns as coach at York

Kendall McCarter, varsity basketball coach at York Comprehensive High, resigned from his coaching and teaching duties on Tuesday morning.

McCarter, 41 and a 1989 graduate of the school, said he is moving on and has several opportunities to coach and teach "on the table.'' He was York's varsity coach since 2005.

He requested the resignation be accepted and become effective immediately.

"I see this as an opportunity to broaden my horizons,'' McCarter said. "I've enjoyed my time at York but this is a good time for me to move on if I'm ever going to do it.

"It's time for me to take on new challenges. It was a great place to build my career. The opportunities are there, but as of now I haven't made a decision as to where to go.''

McCarter has taught physical education and health for the past 11 years beginning at H.C. Johnson Middle School. He recently moved to York Middle School.

He rebuilt York's basketball team into a contender. Last year's team was 18-8 and finished 7-3 in Region 3-AAA.

York athletic director Steve Boyd said he was shocked to hear the news that McCarter was leaving.

"I hate to lose him for the kids,'' Boyd said. "Kendall is a great team player and was an asset to our athletic program. I have nothing but good things to say about him and the job he did.

"Our kids really liked him. Kendall gave everything he had to our program. This is tough news. It caught me completely off guard.''

York school district personnel director Maria Duncan said McCarter "has been a positive role model during his employment. The district wishes him success in his future endeavors.''

McCarter also coached 7th-grade football and JV softball.