Meadowcreek released a statement Thursday that head boys basketball coach Curtis Gilleylen, who led the Mustangs to the 2018 state championship, resigned earlier this week amid an investigation.
Gilleylen resigned Monday for personal reasons, according to Meadowcreek, during an investigation into concerns that he had not followed district procedures for the rental of facilities.
Meadowcreek named Starzee Walker, an assistant with the girls basketball program, as the interim coach for the boys basketball team. Walker has been an assistant girls basketball coach at Meadowcreek since 2017 and previously served as interim girls basketball head coach for Meadowcreek in 2018-19.
He was previously an assistant girls and boys basketball coach at Banneker from 2009 to 2012. He played college basketball for Wofford.
“Mr. Walker’s familiarity with our school and our basketball program will benefit our student-athletes as his presence will offer stability and leadership as we begin the season,” Meadowcreek released in a statement. “Our school will soon launch a search for a new head coach who will continue building on the culture of success we have experienced with our boys basketball program.”
Meadowcreek was the Class AAAAAAA state runner-up last season, following up the program’s first state championships. It competed in more state playoff games the previous three seasons under Gilleylen (13) than it did the previous 10 seasons combined.
Gilleylen went 69-24 in his three seasons with the Mustangs.