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Coach Grant leaves Warren for Howard High in Macon

After serving for just one season as head boys' basketball coach at Warren County High School, Lavon Grant is leaving the post for a similar position in Bibb County.

The 30-year-old Coach Grant made the announcement during a telephone call with The McDuffie Mirror last Wednesday. He said he has accepted a job as the new boys' varsity basketball coach at Howard High School in Macon.

Howard High School is in its second year of existence. The former coach decided to leave the post to return to his hometown of Warner Robins to coach basketball, according to Coach Grant - thus creating an opening that he was offered to fill by school officials at the Class AA institution. The school is expected to become a Class AAAA school within the next couple of years.

"This was too good an opportunity for me to turn down to be honest," Coach Grant said. "I have enjoyed my time here at Warren County High School and I realize I leave behind a very talented team that I will miss a lot. I appreciate all of the support I've received from the fans, the administrators and the entire Warren County High School basketball team."

Coach Grant helped the WCHS Screaming Devils to a 10-13 overall season. They finished up third in Region 7-A standings behind Wilkinson County and Hancock County. The Screaming Devils were knocked out in the first-round of the Class A State Boys' Basketball Tournament in Savannah Calvary Day School in Savannah.

Howard, meanwhile, finished their first season with an overall record of 3-17.

"This is a great opportunity for me to go there and lay down my stake at the school," Coach Grant said. "I hope things work out there and I never have to leave Howard High School."

A replacement coach has not yet been named at Warren County High School.

Web posted on Thursday, April 23, 2009

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