Video Update: Scott Slocum explains the incident that led to his firing as Trask basketball coach

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Submitted: Fri, 06/17/2011 - 3:42am
Updated: Fri, 06/17/2011 - 9:13pm

ROCKY POINT,NC (WWAY) — Last week the Pender County School Board voted to terminate Scott Slocum’s employment at Trask High School. Slocum was the Trask boys head basketball coach until January of this year. He was suspended due to an incident that took place in the hallway at Trask on January 5, but that suspension which stemmed from a disorderly conduct charge ultimately led to his dismissal.

Click play video to hear Scott Slocum’s side of the story on a case that lasted for five months. Sunday’s Coach’s Corner on WWAY will feature Scott Slocum as well. The former Titans coach will address several issues, including his biggest regret and his future plans. The Coach’s Corner will air on WWAY at 6pm on Sunday.

Prior to coaching at Trask Scott Slocum was the head girls basketball coach at Williston Middle School in Wilmington. He also coached baseball and softball during his time at Williston. Slocum also coached jv boys basketball for one season at New Hanover.

Trask director of athletics Ed Gilroy declined to make an official statement on Scott Slocum, but he did provide the following statement to WWAY on moving forward with the new head coach of the boys basketball team: “We are happy to have Coach Rodney Orr on our staff at Trask as a teacher and a coach. He has done a great job in the classroom as well as on the court. With his experience as a head coach at Topsail and an assistance at Pender, he knows the students and players in Pender County. He is a great addition to the Titan staff.”

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