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Longtime Godby boys basketball coach is stepping down

Posted at 3:03 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 00:16:23-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — On Monday, Godby head boys basketball coach Andy Colville announced he was stepping down as the Cougars head coach after 13 seasons.

Colville has been coaching basketball for over three decades. He won a State Championship at Godby in 2015, In 21 seasons as a coach at the high school level, Colville has amassed a record on 472-149.

Colville spoke to ABC27 on Monday, where he said he was still mourning the passing of his mother. He said wanting to spend more time with his family was a big reason for wanting to step down.

He reiterated that he is not retiring, just stepping down, and if a good situation arises, he'd love to jump at it.

"It'll have to be a really good situation. Life is short, and we all want to try and be happy and if it's a good situation, and there's plenty of them out there, I'd love to hear from them," he said. "It's tough not to coach when you've done it 33 years in a row, but I just thought it was time and a good decision. I prayed on it, and it's a good decision for me and my family."

Colville said he'll always remember the students, the players, and coaches.

"What an amazing 13 years I've been blessed with. You never know what's going to happen, and God blessed me to win a State Championship," he added. "I'd trade that State Championship and every win to make sure I had these enjoyable experiences with these people. I love Godby and these kids so much, that's probably the toughest part."

ABC 27 spoke with Gdoby Athletic Director Teresa Gunter who said they plan on meeting later this week to discuss a timeline as to when a new head coach will be hired.