Rutledge forced out as Ashley hoops coach

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Submitted: Thu, 04/24/2014 - 5:03pm
Updated: Tue, 07/21/2015 - 5:18am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Under David Rutledge the Ashley Screaming Eagles finished with an overall record of 11-16 in boys basketball, 6-6 in the Mideastern Conference in the lone season for Rutledge at Ashley.

“After careful consideration by the administration at Ashley High School, David Rutledge will not continue as head basketball coach for the 2014-2015 school year,” Ashley AD Roy Turner said. “We sincerely appreciate the hard work that Coach Rutledge put in for the student athletes of Ashley High this school year. Michael Propst, will serve as an interim coach until the position is filled. The position will be posted immediately on the NCHSAA website.”

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51 Comments on "Rutledge forced out as Ashley hoops coach"

2015 years 8 months ago

WECT has stepped up by interviewing some of Rutledge’s supporters. Can we rely on WWAY to step up to the plate too? WWAY Please investigate some of Mr. Stroud’s questions.

2015 years 8 months ago

WWAY please investigate the questions Mr. Stroud has posted. WECT is interested in what we have to say and a story was aired yesterday. Now it’s your turn to investigate!!!!

Local Basketball Coach
2015 years 8 months ago

How sad that SO much false info was generated and allowed to go unchecked against one coach and program. Sounds like he should be looking to begin a slander case against some of ya’ll. How sad too that you have waited until he’s run out by Roy and the girls forfeit half a season to care.

Serve Our Father
2015 years 8 months ago

I don’t know much about basketball, and did not see any games. But, it was so sad that coach Rutledge and his boys were not with us serving meals and visiting last Thursday evening. Coach Rutledge and his kids were remarkable the past few months, cooking meals, delivering meals, and then serving our families and neighbors in need. It was a highlight for the kids to play with the young men, and so many of our men really came alive swapping basketball stories with Coach and the players I can’t believe a servant leader like that is not an asset at a high school, and that Ashley would discourage or destroy what was such a good thing.

Ashley Parent of 2
2015 years 8 months ago

I agree. My son came home so excited about how he did on the test as well. Rutledge had them so well prepared and motivated for that test. We have to question if we are not trying to keep strong teachers at Ashley High.