2 county hoops coaches not returning next season
Two Catawba County prep basketball coaches will not return to their posts next season — Maiden girls basketball coach Kati Chapman and Hickory boys basketball coach Lavell Hall.
Chapman was 24-72 in four seasons as Lady Blue Devils coach, including a 10-46 record in conference play.
In one season under Hall, Hickory went 22-7 overall and 9-3 in the Northwestern 3A/4A. The Red Tornadoes, who were defending 3A runners-up, advanced to the third round of the playoffs.
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