Matt Jaynes has stepped down as Westland girls basketball coach after three seasons.

Jaynes, who was a part-time in-school suspension aide at Westland, has accepted a position as a full-time special education teacher at Teays Valley.

Under Jaynes, the Cougars went 11-58 overall and 0-30 in the OCC-Central Division.

“I had a good group of girls coming back this year and we were looking for a good number of wins,” Jaynes said. “They started learning basketball.”

Before taking over at Westland, Jaynes coached at Briggs for seven seasons, serving one year as a boys assistant and one year as a girls assistant before leading the girls program for five seasons. He compiled a 56-60 record with the Bruins.

Jaynes said he will remain in his role as president of the District 10 Coaches Association. He eventually would like to return to coaching.

“I love coaching, it’s my passion,” he said. “I run a youth program. I love teaching, I love coaching, but it obviously wasn’t in the cards for me this year.”

Athletics director Brian Lowery said the search has begun for Jaynes’ replacement. The first day of practice is Oct. 25.

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