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Trinity Coach Kelly Announces Retirement

       TRINITY—Long-time Trinity High School men’s basketball coach Tim Kelly has announced that he will retire at the end of March, according to a report in the High Point Enterprise.

         Kelly, age 56, earned his 500th career victory during the season and was named PAC-6 Coach of the Year as his team posted a brilliant 26-2 mark, advancing to the NCHSAA Eastern Regionals in Fayetteville.

         During his 25 years of coaching, he has been conference coach of the year eight times, county coach of the year five times, East-West All-Star basketball coach in 2005 and The Associated Press boys coach of the year in 2004.

         He guided Trinity to a North Carolina High School Athletic Association state championship in 2004 and his teams won eight conference championships and six conference tournament crowns.

         According to the newspaper, athletic director Robert Mitchell of Trinity said, “Coach Kelly’s leadership and coaching ability has elevated Trinity High School boys basketball to one of the top programs in the state. He has averaged over 20 wins a year throughout his career and has helped many student athletes excel and achieve their goals. He puts everything he has into his basketball program and we at Trinity appreciate everything that he has done.”