Meridian Star

November 18, 2013

Famed Miss. basketball coach’s job up in the air

from staff reports
The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN — From staff reports    

    Legendary Mississippi Leake Academy girls' high school basketball coach Doyle Wolverton is at the center of the latest coaching controversy after reports of an incident involving one of his players surfaced on Monday.

    The Clarion-Ledger reported Leake County sheriff Greg Waggoner had confirmed that a report was filed stating Wolverton bit a player during a basketball game last week.  

    While media reports circulated that Wolverton had resigned, the Meridian Star could not confirm his employment status. The Ledger reported the coach declined to comment on the situation.

    According to the Ledger, the incident occurred at Columbia last week. A score sheet faxed to the Meridian Star after the game shows a 69-50 win to move to 4-0 on the season.

    Wolverton is the second all-time winningest high school basketball coach in the country. He came into the new season with 1,245, according to the Ledger.