J.D. Isler, Clovis High’s boys basketball coach for the past 10 seasons, was introduced on Wednesday as the new men’s coach at Division III McMurry University in Abilene, Texas.
Isler still hasn’t turned in his letter of resignation at CHS, although athletic director Brian Stacy said he expects that to be taken care of today. Once that happens, the position will be posted for potential applicants for two weeks.
Isler told the Albuquerque Journal that he was on his way to Dallas on Thursday to begin recruiting players. His son, Jaden, will be a senior at McMurry in 2011-12.
The War Hawks are an NCAA Division III program, but will transition to Division II in 2012-13.
“This was just the right decision, and the right time,” Isler told the Albuquerque paper of the move. “I feel like I’m leaving the (Clovis) program in great shape. It’s always toough to leave a team that you feel like could win it all, and the team I’m leaving really has a chance the next two years. It’s tough to leave, but I don’t have any regrets.”
Stacy also said Thursday that he is reviewing the six candidates for the CHS girls soccer position. He said a decision on that could come as early as today.