Still a teacher, Chambers steps down as HVA boys hoops head coach

HARDIN VALLEY — After coaching in the Hardin Valley Academy boys basketball program since its inception, Shane Chambers has stepped down.

“It is with great difficulty that I formally announce my resignation as head coach of the boys basketball team at Hardin Valley Academy,” Chambers stated in an e-mail to his players and their parents when resigning Monday, April 13. “First, thank you to all of encouraging players, parents and fans who have supported me throughout my 12-year tenure as coach.

“I also want to express my deep appreciation to (former principal) Sallee Reynolds and (former athletic director) George Ashe for giving me the opportunity four years ago to represent HVA boys’ basketball as head coach, which had been a lifelong dream of mine.

“Finally, I want to give a special thanks to each of my assistant coaches for their service and constant dedication to our players over the years.”

Chambers, 34, who has taught social studies at HVA since it opened in 2008, became head coach of the Hawks in 2016, going 16-15 and qualifying for the Region 2-AAA tourney during his first varsity season.

But the Hawks haven’t advanced out of the District 4-AAA tourney since.