First-year Westerville Central girls basketball coach Randy Patton has stepped down.

Patton said he resigned for personal reasons. His final game was a 51-22 loss to Olentangy Liberty on Jan. 3.

Assistant coach Jermaine Hester will serve as interim coach for the remainder of the season, according to athletics director Andy Ey.

The Warhawks lost to Westerville South 72-33 on Jan. 10 to fall to 1-10. They defeated Mount Vernon 49-27 in the Phil Brown Classic on Dec. 27 at Otterbein.