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.