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Former West Charlotte assistant to become head coach at West Mecklenburg High

New West Mecklenburg boys basketball coach Jeff Berry
New West Mecklenburg boys basketball coach Jeff Berry

Former West Charlotte High assistant Jeff Berry is the new boys basketball coach at West Mecklenburg.

Berry had worked at West Charlotte since 2013 and previously was an assistant at Wesley College in Dover, DE. Berry was 5-19 as head coach at South Mecklenburg in the 2008-09 season.

At West Meck, he takes over for Robert Hollis, whose team was 7-18 last season. West Mecklenburg has not had a winning season since Donald Kirby led the Hawks to a 13-8 record in the 2010-11 season.

"Coach Berry brings a wealth of basketball knowledge, discipline and organization,” West Mecklenburg athletics director Vernon Hunter said. “I feel that a coach of his pedigree will drive our student athletes to increase their academic and athletic performance.”

▪ Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools currently has three athletics directors positions open -- at Hopewell, Olympic and Independence.