Bill Andree has stepped down as varsity basketball coach at Fruitport High School after five years on the job.
Andree guied the Trojans to a 9-12 record this past winter, including a respectable 6-6 mark in the Lakes Eight Conference.
The Trojans were 22-83 over Andree’s five-year tenure at Fruitport.
“When I took the job, I said, ‘Hey, I’m going to do it for five years, and after five years, I’m going to reassess and see how things are going,” said Andree, who teaches in the Godfrey-Lee school district.
“I had a great team this year, with great attitude, kids who worked hard. I figured it was going to be hard to top this group of guys, so I made this my last hurrah.
“It was fun. I enjoyed the people I worked with, and this was a good group to go out with.”
Fruitport athletic director Ken Erny was very complimentary of the job Andree did during his 5 years coaching the Trojans.
“His teams competed hard, and I have appreciated his high expectations and efforts,” Erny said.
Efforts to find a replacement are ongoing.