WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The search at Ashley High School for a new head boys basketball coach is over. Last week we told you Webster Guthrie would be the new coach. On Monday it became it official. Guthrie is an East Carolina University graduate. He's a 2003 graduate of Ashley High; thus, for him the hire comes full circle. "I'm very humbled to be here. 13 years ago in my life I walked these halls," Guthrie told WWAY. "I have the opportunity to come back and lead these young men and lead this community and school in the right direction is an extreme honor and responsibility I take very seriously. Talk about trust, it's gonna take some time. The reality is I'm the third coach in three years. It's gonna take some time for these guys to buy in. Parents and players, I look forward to sitting down with them to meet one on one with all of them, telling them what I'm all about, just being genuine and honest. I think I'm the right guy. I think I'm the right guy to turn this program around in the right direction."
Webster Guthrie had been the jv boys basketball coach at New Hanover the last three seasons. He replaces David Rutledge. Ashley High fired Rutledge as the boys basketball coach in April after just one season.
Ashley director of athletics Roy Turner hopes to announce the hiring of a new head football coach soon.
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MOREHEAD CITY, NC (WWAY) -- The Wilmington Sharks beat Morehead City 2-1 on Monday night. Click the play video icon in order to see our game highlights.
The Sharks will not play on Tuesday. They'll be back at home on Wednesday at Buck Hardee Field for a 7pm start.