Former North Mecklenburg High basketball and football star Titus Ivory is the new athletics director at West Charlotte High School, the Observer has learned.
Ivory graduated from North Mecklenburg in 1995, where he was two-time All-Observer star in football and basketball and was generally considered one of the best athletes in school history. He later played basketball at Penn State and enjoyed an 11-year professional career in Italy, Germany, Belgium, Israel, the Philippines and Lithuania. Ivory won two European League championships and a German Cup title.
In June, Ivory was inducted into the Phillips Academy (Mass.) Hall of Fame. Ivory went there for a post-grade season during the 1995-96 school year after graduating from North Mecklenburg. At Phillips, Ivory helped the basketball team to a 21-3 mark. He also led the team to a state championship in football. In track, Ivory was second in the long jump and triple jump in the Class A state finals.
Ivory, 38, recently resigned after four seasons as boys’ basketball coach at Hickory Grove Christian.
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At West Charlotte, he replaces Chris Satterfield, who oversaw improvements to the Lions facilities before heading to Butler High in Matthews, where Bulldogs athletics director Courtney Paschal resigned to take a similar job in her hometown of Reidsville.