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Derrick Webb

Derrick Webb

Derrick is SOSA's chief content coordinator and has worked for the Chillicothe Gazette, the Portsmouth Daily Times and Eleven Warriors. He's a 13-time award-winning journalist, a self-proclaimed baseball purist, a suffering Bengals fan and has never met a stranger.

Chillicothe basketball coach Eric Huffer resigns after eight seasons

After eight seasons, Chillicothe's Eric Huffer has resigned from his coaching position.

Derrick Webb, Staff Writer

CHILLICOTHE — After eight seasons and 100-plus wins on his resume, Chillicothe boys basketball coach Eric Huffer has resigned from the position.

Huffer confirmed that decision via text message on Thursday afternoon.

“For the past eight years, Chillicothe basketball has been a big part of my family’s life, but as life and circumstances change, I feel it necessary to refocus much of my energy in other areas of life,” Huffer said. “I would like to thank the Chillicothe City School District Board of Education and Administration for their belief in me these past eight years. I would also like to thank our former athletic director, Mike Barren, for his professional guidance and support these past six years. I would be mistaken if I didn’t thank our previous athletic director, William Brown, for giving me a chance with very little high school coaching experience. My family and I will forever be grateful to him for seeing something in me.”

With Huffer at the helm, the Cavaliers were a staple inside the Frontier Athletic Conference … a conference that the coach ushered them into.

Huffer led the team to three FAC championships, four sectional titles — three of which took place in Division I — and nailed down his 100th career coaching victory this past winter.

“I can’t say thank you enough to the coaches I’ve worked with over the years. They have sacrificed many hours away from their families to be a part of our players’ lives,” Huffer said. “Thank you to our athletic training staff, our booster club reps, the Cavalier Club, our amazing custodial staff, and a big thank you to the parents that I’ve been fortunate enough to work with these past eight years. They have raised some of the finest young men I’ve ever met in my life. Thank you for allowing me to play a small part in their lives.”

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