Humes resigns as Madison girls coach
Saturday, March 15, 2014 5:00 AM
Willie Humes did not wait through the weekend to decide his fate as Madison girls varsity basketball coach, instead tendering his resignation at Madison on Friday.
Humes told his team on Thursday that he was considering resigning but was going to decide over the weekend. Instead, he sent an email to athletic director Ken Brunner on Friday, according to Brunner.
The two-sentence email read, "Due to personal reasons I hereby resign my position as head Girls Basketball Coach at Madison High school. Best of Luck."
Humes replaced Tony Harl at the helm in 2011 and led the Lady Cubs to a 53-16 record, two sectional titles and a regional crown. The 2012 team became just the second in program history to reach the Final Four.
The past season Madison went 17-3 and reached the final eight before bowing out to Evansville Mater Dei in the regional final. The record is the best winning percentage in school history.
Humes had been unhappy in recent months for what he perceived as a lack of respect for the girls program including issues related to facilities, equipment and scheduling. He was also seeking a relocation allowance to move from his home in Columbus to Madison but the school had balked on that demand.
As a public school, Madison must open up the job for applications. Whoever the next coach is will inherit a team with a potential Indiana All-Star in senior-to-be Olivia Crozier leading a young but talented group. The Lady Cubs have won three of the last four sectional titles.