WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County native Nathan Colvard was officially named head coach of the men’s varsity basketball team at Ashe County High School. ACHS Athletic Director Marc Payne announced the decision on Friday.
Colvard was named the interim head coach on Dec. 18, 2015 following the resignation of former head coach Scott Grubb.
The Huskies finished the season with a 13-15 overall record and a 9-5 record in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference. Colvard helped lead the Huskies to the MVAC Tournament championship game before falling short to Starmount in the finals.
After being named interim coach, the Huskies finished 11-10 under Colvard in the remaining 21 games of the season, including a pair of wins in the MVAC Tournament. Ashe’s season came to an end in the first round of the NCHSAA 2A state playoffs at Monroe.
The Huskies will lose just one senior from this year’s team. Kendall Richardson averaged nine points and six rebounds per game. The Huskies will have four of five starters returning and some help coming up from a junior varsity team that won the MVAC Championship this past season.
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