Center Grove boys' basketball coach Hawkins resigns

Cliff Hawkins

Center Grove basketball coach Cliff Hawkins announced his resignation Friday.

Hawkins issued a statement Friday announcing his decision.

"I admire the tremendous support and confidence that our community has shown our basketball program by allowing their sons to participate, not only at the high school level, but also throughout our entire feeder program," said Hawkins. "The time, effort, and financial contribution given by our community members to our total program have been truly appreciated by me and all of our participants. The opportunity to work with so many high quality coaches and athletes has been a rare blessing that many do not get. As an educator, it has been rewarding and extremely satisfying to see the young men and future head coaches mature as individuals. I wish all the future Trojan coaches and players the very best success as I continue to follow their careers."

Hawkins compiled a 126-94 record in ten seasons at Center Grove. He led the school to two MIC championships, the only two titles in school history, six Johnson County Championships, and a sectional championship in the 2010-11 season.

He will remain at the high school as a social studies teacher. The school says the search for a new varsity basketball coach will begin immediately.