MARIANNA, Fla. - Bret Campbell has officially stepped down as Head Basketball Coach of the Chipola Indians.
He made the announcement Wednesday afternoon at press conference at the school.
He says he's stepping away from coaching altogether to pursue some opportunities in business.
Campbell led the Chipola basketball team for three seasons, compiling a 61-29 overall record.
On his way out, he thanked Chipola for helping make the school a second home.
"I do want to thank this community,” Campbell said, “You've been winning here for a long time. You have continued to win for a long time. There's no question about that. Certainly the friendships that have been made here have been extremely great friendships."
But Chipola had his replacement right there in the building.
They announced Brendan Foley will be taking over as head coach.
He's been with the school for six seasons, as a highly-regarded assistant coach.
Foley was recently named the number two junior college assistant coach in the country by coachstat.net.
He says he looks forward to continuing the strong winning tradition at Chipola.
"When I arrived at Chipola six years ago, it didn't take me long to realize this is a special place” Foley said in his introductory press conference, “It gave me a goal and a vision to help make this day a reality. I'm very thankful for that. Today is a dream come true, and Chipola College is best junior college in the country, and I wouldn't rather be anywhere else in the world. My goals are simple - win more Panhandle Championships, hang more State Championship banners, and win National Championships.”
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