Chris Fuhrmann, who guided Western Branch High's team for four years, was hired as Hampton Roads Academy's coach, VirginiaPreps.com reported.
"The opportunity presented itself and things lined up that needed to line up. Honestly, it's probably more the teaching position than the basketball situation that persuaded me to make the move," Fuhrmann, 29, whose Bruins were 51-47 in his tenure, told VirginiaPreps.com.
"I'm very appreciative of Western Branch giving me my first opportunity coaching and enjoyed my time there. I'd like to think we can build a program over there at HRA. They've got great facilities, an administration that supports athletics from what I can tell and I'm looking forward to it."
Fuhrmann, a former player for Portsmouth Christian and Methodist University, is the son of Old Dominion Hall of Famer Jeff Fuhrmann, who joined players such as Oliver Purnell in helping ODU win the 1975 NCAA Division II championship.
Walsingham Academy’s Billy Barnes was named the Coach of the Year in Virginia Independent Schools Division II, and his namesake son made the first team.
The Trojans’ Braden Sutton was on the second team. ...
In Division III, Williamsburg Christian Academy’s Mark Seaman received All-VIS honors.
WCA’s Stephanie Seaman, Mark’s sister, gained VIS Division III all-state honors.
Walsingham senior setter Maggie Harris, a VIS D-II all-state second-teamer last fall, committed to play for Methodist University.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun