Basketball coaches Glaze, Moore resign local posts
On the heels of the recent announcement by Cartersville girls basketball coach Cindy Moore that she will be stepping aside from her coaching duties with the Lady Canes, Cass boys basketball coach Sean Glaze made a similar announcement Friday stepping down from coaching the Colonels. “It has been a true honor and a privilege to serve Cass High School and our community as the head men’s basketball coach for the last three years,” said Glaze in a letter to Cass principal Stephen Revard. “Having worked at other schools in other systems, Cass is truly a special place. . . . . . I will always be a proud member of Colonel Nation.”
Glaze indicated in the letter that his desire to take on other challenges beyond Cass as a speaker and author — along with the graduation of his son — prompted his move to step away from his head coaching position.
Prior to taking the Cass position three years ago, Glaze had founded Great Results Teambuilding and traveled the country speaking at conferences and events to share his experiences in building teams as an educator. The resignation letter by Glaze indicates his intention to remain at Cass as a teacher and to continue his support of the program and players.
The Cass boys finished the 2020-21 season with a 19-8 record after falling at Villa Rica in the opening round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs. The Colonels were the regular season top seed in Region 7-AAAAA but lost a semifinal game to Blessed Trinity and settled for a 3-seed in the state tournament. The Colonels were 16-13 in 2019-20 under Glaze and also lost in the state tournament’s first round at Columbia. His 2018-19 team finished 13-13.
Cartersville girls basketball coach Cindy Moore resigned her coaching position in the final days of February after guiding her team to the Class AAAAA state playoffs. Moore, who has coached at Cartersville for nine seasons, said in a public statement “It has been a privilege to coach at Cartersville, but it’s time for someone else to take the reins. My plan is to continue teaching for a couple of years. Go Canes.”
The trip to the state playoffs by the Cartersville girls ended a six-year state playoff drought and marked Moore’s third trip to the state playoffs in her tenure.
The Lady Canes made the state playoffs the first two seasons Moore was at the helm in 2013 and 2014 and finished this season with a 7-16 mark and a loss in the state tournament’s first round to New Manchester.