WOTS: Bob Root to resign as head coach of Flint Carman-Ainsworth

Posted: September 7, 2012 by Jared Field in High School

The word on the street that longtime Flint Carman-Ainsworth basketball coach Bob Root will resign should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed the program. What would surprise many, however, is the timing. A resignation in the first week of the school year puts the program in a bit of a bind, and one can only speculate as to why he would choose to wait so long to call it quits.

Root has been flirting with hanging it up for a couple years, though most of the people I’ve talked to expected him to stay on one last season with his top senior Denzel Watts, a recent UAB commit.

The Cavaliers are loaded up for a nice run this season with guards Watts, Cameron Morse and Flint Powers transfer Justice Green.

Root, who is also the school’s athletic director, had two stints as  head coach with the Cavs. He coached back in the 1990s with (Chuck Thrash, Jon Runyan, Nick Stapleton, Calvin Sims, etc.) before a long furlough prior to taking the reins following the departure of highly-successful head coach Rory Mattar, who is still a principal in the district.


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