Apopka athletic director Fred Priest said girls basketball coach Miriam Jenkins has resigned.
Priest said Jenkins informed school administrators late in the season that this would be her last season as girls basketball coach.
Jenkins coached at Apopka for 10 seasons – nine as a head coach. She had a 134-90 record at Apopka, including a 8-15 record this season. Also stepping down is assistant coach Demetria Richard, who spent nine years as Jenkins’ assistant.
“She [Richard] actually wanted to quit after last year and I had to talk her into coming back,” Jenkins said. “We decided to do it one more year to make it 10 years for me. I like nice, even numbers .”
The school started to advertise the position on the FHSAA website Monday and Priest said by early Tuesday afternoon it already had received five or six applications.
"We have done pretty well in sports so far this year," Priest said. "I would anticipate we will get a good number of coaches applying. We want to have someone in place by the end of the year.
Jenkins, who also is the cross country coach for the Blue Darters, expects to continue in that position and will continue to teach physical education at the school.
During their stint, 14 of the players who Jenkins and Richard coached earned basketball scholarships. The 2008 team, which was a district runner-up, made it to the Class 6A state tournament. The 2010 team won a district championship.