Chris Barnes, the only boys basketball coach Central Crossing High School has had, has ended his seven-year tenure with the program.

Chris Barnes, the only boys basketball coach Central Crossing High School has had, has ended his seven-year tenure with the program.

"it's been a nice run," he said. "Anytime you spend so long in a certain area, it's time to go. Now is as good a time as any."

Central Crossing finished 11-10 overall last season after losing to Dublin Jerome 55-47 in the first round of the Division I district tournament. The Comets' only other winning season was 2006-07, when they went 12-9.

Barnes, whose teams have won at least 10 games the last three seasons, had a career record of 53-94. Central Crossing has yet to win a district tournament game.

"We put our program and our name on the map," Barnes said. "We were competitive and we're surely not a laughing stock. I know the college coaches that came in had good things to say about our program and our kids."

Barnes is the third coach to leave Central Crossing since Zoraba Ross took over as athletics director in 2007. Girls basketball coach Tracy Galloway left last April and softball coach Rick Wemlinger left last November.

Galloway and Barnes were two of the three coaches who still were around since Central Crossing opened in 2002. Cross country and track coach Mark Tremayne is the only one to remain from the original staff.