High School Sports

Holmes boys' basketball coach leaving for North Oldham

David Henley, who guided Holmes to the 2009 boys' Sweet Sixteen championship after a runner-up finish in 2008, is leaving the Bulldogs to become coach at North Oldham.

Henley, who had an overall record of 282-115 in 13 years at Holmes, said the reason he's changing jobs is "100 percent" because of family.

"My priorities have changed. Ten years ago basketball was first, second and third. Now my family comes first."

Henley's wife currently teaches in Walton- Verona, and their 8-year-old son goes to school there.

North Oldham's high school, middle school and elementary school are on the same campus. Henley's wife has applied for a teaching job at the middle school, and their son will be in elementary school there.

Also, North Oldham has two gyms, so the boys' basketball team can practice after school every day during the season. Holmes has only one gym, and Henley had to hold night practices three times a week. "At North Oldham, I'll get to see my family every night," he said.