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OHA coach lands post at Heritage

April 10, 2014

By Will Nations

COLUMBUS — Barrett Donahoe, Heritage Academy’s head football coach and athletic director, texted Stan Hughey late Tuesday afternoon and asked a question: “Do you feel like a Patriot yet?”
Hughey simply answered, “Yes.”
Hughey’s commute may get a little longer, but the veteran and well-known MAIS basketball coach was named the new Heritage assistant athletic director and girls’ basketball coach for the junior high and high school teams, which was made official Wednesday morning.
Hughey, who has been coaching at Oak Hill Academy in West Point for more than 20 years, recently turned in his resignation upon the news his contract, along with that of 48-year OHA teacher Jane Rives, would likely not be renewed.
Oak Hill Headmaster Yandell Harris said that Hughey was not fired, and the decision did not involve an issue of budget.
Yet, Hughey felt that his time as the leader of the Lady Raider basketball program was limited as his goals were different from others.
“The direction that I would like to see the program go, and the direction that they would like to see the program were just different,” Hughey said in the March 30 edition of Daily Times Leader.
However, things appear to have worked out for Hughey.
“It’s been a hectic few weeks, but everything kept coming back to this opportunity,” Hughey said. “I like the athletic director and the headmaster. I started talking with Heritage last week, and they wanted a full-time coach. I’m glad they wanted to take the program in that direction.”

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