James Wood High School Girls’ Varsity Basketball Coach Resigns

James Wood High School Girls’ Varsity Basketball Coach Resigns
Posted on 09/30/2020
Krista CritesFor Immediate Release
September 30, 2020
Contact: Steve Edwards, Coordinator of Policy and Communications
540-662-3888 ext. 88235

James Wood High School Girls’ Varsity Basketball Coach Krista Crites has resigned after coaching the Colonels for seven seasons. Crites, who serves as a physical education teacher at Middletown Elementary School, has accepted a teaching position closer to her home in Moorefield, West Virginia. Crites has been the head girls’ basketball coach at James Wood since 2013. Prior to assuming the Colonels’ head coaching position, she served two years as the junior varsity coach at Millbrook High School, four years as the junior varsity coach at James Wood High School and one season as an assistant varsity coach for the Colonels.

During her tenure as head coach, the Colonels accumulated a record of 112-55 which gives Crites the best winning percentage of any of the six girls’ basketball coaches in James Wood High School history. Last season, Crites led the Colonels to the Region 4C Semifinals after they were the Northwestern District regular season co-champions.

James Wood High School Coordinator of Student Activities Craig Woshner says, “Coach Crites is an outstanding girls’ basketball coach. During her tenure at James Wood, she built a very successful program, but more importantly had a positive impact on each of the players she coached. We wish her well and plan to begin the process of finding her successor in the coming days.”