North Carolina High School Athletic Association

East Wake Names Melton Head Men’s Basketball Coach

         WENDELL—Gerald Melton has been named the head men’s basketball coach at East Wake High School, according to a report in the Raleigh News and Observer.

         Melton has previously been the coach at Bunn but had resigned during the summer to be closer to his parents.  He had posted a 270-113 mark at Bunn and his teams made 14 consecutive trips to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association playoffs during a 19-year coaching career. 

         Melton began his coaching career at Southern Nash and was there four years before going to Bunn.  He is a graduate of Bunn.

         He had already taken a teaching position in physical education on the East Wake faculty when the coaching job unexpectedly opened.