The Hartsville Red Foxes stayed in house to promote its new varsity boys basketball coach. Calvin Shaw, an 8 year assistant under Aric Samuel is the new head coach. Shaw was on the bench for Hartsville's back to back state championships. His son, Jaylen, won WPDE's Mister Hoop Zone in 2013 and is freshman point guard at the University of South Carolina.
"Coach Shaw was the logical choice to maintain continuity within the program and the system that has proven to be successful for the last eight years," Hartsville High principal Dr. Charlie Burry said in a release. "More than being a good basketball man, though, coach Shaw has the character and leadership skills to assure that our program continues to have a positive impact on our entire school culture and our community."
Shaw steps in for Samuel, who was named an assistant men's basketball coach at Coker College last month. The Red Foxes had a 28-1 season in 2012-13 highlighted by a 65-62 overtime win over Eastside in Columbia to win a second straight 3A state title.