Sunday, March 4, 2018

Hunter resigns as Western Carolina head basketball coach

Western Carolina has announced that Larry Hunter is stepping down as the Western Carolina head men’s basketball coach with the completion of the 2017-18 season.  Hunter just wrapped up his 13th season at the head of the Catamount program last night.

“We are so very grateful and thank Larry for his hard work and dedication to our men’s basketball program during his career in Cullowhee,” said WCU Director of Athletics, Randy Eaton.

“Sometimes when you’ve been at one place for a number of years, it’s just time for new leadership, a new voice,” said Hunter in a statement on Sunday morning. “In the 13 years that I’ve been associated with Western Carolina University, I’ve seen a tremendous positive change at both the university and within the athletics department – and it’s been fun to be a part of some of that change. With regards to the men’s basketball program, I was brought here to add some stability and do things the right way. I feel during my time in Cullowhee, we’ve done just that. But, at this time, I feel that it’s time for some new team leadership.”

We at Purple & Gold along with the entire Catamount nation thanks Coach Hunter for his service to Western Carolina.


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