DC’s Porter calls it quits

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 16, 2005

Dallas County head basketball Bill Porter announced his resignation from the school Friday afternoon.

“I resigned in order to pursue other opportunities within basketball,” he said.

Porter had an overall record of 41-43 in his three years at the school, but inherited a program that won just eight games the previous year.

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In his second year the team won the regular season area title and the area tournament.

They lost to eventual state runner-up Livingston.

During his tenure, Dallas County beat Selma High for the first time in 16 years and played a demanding schedule each year.

“I feel that any time you leave a program if you can say you left it in better shape than when you got there you did a good job,” Porter said,

“and I definitely feel it is in better shape.”

Porter said the hardest part of leaving was not being able to work with the kids.

“I met with my kids and all the B-team players as well that was definitely the hardest part,” Porter said. “It’s been a pleasure coaching the outstanding young student athletes that I’ve been able to coach throughout my three years.”

Porter was an assistant coach at Selma High for three years before taking the Dallas County job.

The Selma High grad also was head coach at Wilcox Academy, taking the Wildcats to the state title game.

He played college ball at Berry College, got his degree from North Alabama and Master’s from Alabama State.