The senior member of the Catholic League basketball coaching fraternity, in terms of consecutive seasons served, is stepping away.
Bill Ludlow, head coach for 17 years at West Catholic, has retired, according to athletic director Brian Fluck.
“Bill came to me when the playoffs were starting,” Fluck said, “and said he was going to do this. His kids are growing up and he feels like he’s always going one way while they’re going another. He’s missing out on too much of what they’re doing.”
Ludlow compiled an overall record of 221-215. His 1999 team advanced to the championship game, falling to Roman Catholic.
Fluck said West will accept applications for the job through April.
In other news today, details have been finalized for the Imhotep Charter-Strawberry Mansion Class AA state semifinal. It’ll be played Wednesday, 6:30, at Southern High, Broad and Snyder.