GONZALES – Barry Whittington has resigned as East Ascension High School boys basketball coach to fill an assistant principal’s position at Dutchtown High School.
Whittington, 33, coached his last game Tuesday, a 75-55 victory over Hahnville. Assistant coach Tyler Turner, 34, will serve as interim coach for the remainder of the season.
East Ascension advanced to the Class 5A Top 28 in 2016 under Whittington who finished with a career record of 155-84 that including stints as Donaldsonville boys coach and girls coach. He led the Tigers to a Class 3A Top 28 berth in 2014.