Leake Academy headmaster Jerry Crowe accepted the resignation of girls' basketball coach Doyle Wolverton on Monday, November 18th.
The following is statement was sent from Mr. Crowe's office to Newscenter 11 on Wednesday.
"We are saddened by the departure of Coach Wolverton who has been an integral part of the success of Leake Academy's girls basketball program. However, at this juncture, we have accepted his resignation and are moving forward," Crowe Said.
Crowe also said in the release that boys' Head Coach Phil Shepard will serve as interim girls' coach.
Wolverton is accused of biting one of his players in the face November 12th during the Rebelettes' game in Marion County.
Wolverton is second all-time in high school girls basketball victories, trailing only Granbury, Texas basketball coach Leta Andrews. He had been coaching at Leake Academy since the 1975-76 basketball season, and had lost no more than 16 home games during his time there.
This season would have been his 38th as Rebelette head coach.
Wolverton and his team were the subjects of a three-part Newscenter 11 story in February 2013. To view that story, click the link below.