Schlarman’s Keith Peoples steps down

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DANVILLE (WCIA) — Schlarman girls’ basketball coach Keith Peoples is on to his next challenge. After winning back-to-back state championships, the Hilltoppers coach has resigned from his position. Peoples told the team last week of his plan to coach the Schlarman junior high boys’ basketball team, where his son Keison, will be a sixth grader this fall.

“It was a family decision, and it was a personal decision, and I think it came at just the right time,” Peoples said. “I’m very thankful for my wife and son for being so patient, I’m very thankful for my son for taking a back seat over the years, and it’s his turn, and I could’t be more excited for the new challenge.

Peoples went 189-49 in eight seasons leading the girls’ program, including a 66-3 record the last two seasons. Anaya Peoples, Keith’s daughter, led the team on her way to signing with Notre Dame. The 5-star guard is a Top 20 recruit nationally and enrolled with the Irish this summer.

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