The coaching carousel continues.
Recently, a new position has opened up.
Former Alleghany County native, Michael Hunter, resigned as head boys basketball coach at Christiansburg High School.
Hunter, an Alleghany High School graduate of 1993, spent the last six years coaching for the Christiansburg Blue Demons said, he just needs a little break to get refreshed.
A little break and refreshment always helps as Hunter had spent the last 22 years in all coaching in Montgomery County.
Hunter, began his coaching career as the Christiansburg JV boys basketball coach in 2000. He then went on to be an assistant head coach with Christiansburg’s girls varsity team. After that, he went on to coach at Eastern Montgomery for three years.
Eventually, Hunter would return back to Christiansburg, where he coached at their middle school for the boys team while also assisting under as the schools head coach for the program. That’s when he would take over as head coach of the Christiansburg boys basketball program after then head coach Shawn Good left for Roanoke Catholic.
Now six seasons later, a 51-73 overall record in one of the toughest districts (River Ridge), including a first-round win over Magna Vista in the Region 3D 2021-22 tournament, Hunter, is ready for that next chapter.
With Alleghany and Covington merging together in the schools consolidation in 2023-24, Hunter’s next chapter could be back where it all started if given the opportunity.
“I would give it a lot of thought if the opportunity would ever come up to coach at the school I went to growing up”, said Hunter.
Hunter’s son, MJ, plays baseball for Concord University. Hunter was able to coach his son while at he was head basketball coach at Christiansburg. MJ, was a former Mountaineer Invitational Tournament (MIT) most valuable player (MVP).