The Peabody boys basketball team will be seeking a new coach after Wes Miller decided to resign from the position.
Miller, who led the Golden Tide to a 25-10 record and an appearance in the Class 1A state title game last season, will be the next coach at Henry County.
“In 2004-05 I was an assistant at Henry County and I loved it there. At 24 years old, you don’t think about retiring, but this is a place I’d like to finish my career,” Miller said. “It wasn’t my plan to leave Trenton, but when a place like Henry County opens and you’re on the downside of your career — I have 11 years until retirement. It’s just something you can’t pass up.”
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Miller previously coached at Brighton (2007-10) and South Fulton (2010-17), before he accumulated a 106-55 record with the Golden Tide during his five seasons (2017-22).
Miller said that he had enjoyed his time in Trenton and that he became a better person through some of the people he met from his time at Peabody.
“It’s been great (being at Peabody), and I’ve met great people and some lifelong friends. I picked up a mentor in Harry Ferguson,” Miller said. “He is probably one of the best coaches to ever coach here, and my goal was to pass all and beat all his records. … He was my mentor, and he had my back.
“Ricky Hooker, was as good a boss as I ever had. … Coach (Shane) Jacobs has been good to me and showed me some things that have made me better. I’m 41 years old, and I haven’t stopped learning yet and it’s because of people like Harry Ferguson, Ricky Hooker and Shane Jacobs that have made me better.”
Miller, who is from Murray, Kentucky, also said Henry County is closer to his family and that he is happy to be the head coach of the school he once was an assistant coach for.
“I’m closer to my family. I got family that lives 30 minutes from Henry County in Kentucky. So, it’s a great move for my family and I,” Miller said. “I appreciate coach (Steve) Summers, principal Dr. Michelle Webb and the director of schools Dr. Leah Watkins for giving my family and I the opportunity to move to Henry County. It’s a full circle. Almost 17 years ago, I was there and now I’m back.”
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