Thurston leaves for assistant position at Gettysburg College
Gettysburg High School girls basketball coach Casey Thurston resigned from her post last month to accept an assistant coaching position at Gettysburg College, she said Friday.
"A goal of mine is to coach college basketball one day," Thurston said. "I know college basketball is one of those things where you have to work your way up. You have to be willing to move and relocate. I kind of put roots down here in Gettysburg with a family, so for a mid-30s mother of three to have a college job fall in her lap is too much to pass up."
Thurston will serve as an assistant to new Bullets coach Nate Davis, who takes over this season for long-time coach Mike Kirkpatrick, who stepped down after last season.
Thurston said she met first met Davis at a leadership conference at HAAC earlier this year. Late in the summer, he offered her the opportunity to be part of the Bullets' new coaching staff.
"Initially I was not really interested, but then I thought why not?" Thurston said. "It would be an opportunity I would completely regret if I didn't at least try it."
Max Laing, who has been an assistant at Gettysburg High School since before Thurston arrived in 2007, will replace her as the Warriors coach.