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Lafayette High names former W&M assistant Bobby Woollum its boys basketball coach

Lafayette High names former W&M assistant Bobby Woollum its boys basketball coach

WILLIAMSBURG — A new chapter was added to the Woollum basketball coaching tradition on the Peninsula this week when Bobby Woollum was confirmed as the boys head coach at Lafayette High.

Woollum is the son of former William and Mary men’s basketball coach Charlie Woollum, who began coaching in the area in 1964 at Newport News High. He is the nephew of the late C.J. Woollum, who won more than 500 games as men’s basketball coach at Christopher Newport University.

Woollum brings extensive college experience to Lafayette, in addition to a youth coaching background that familiarizes him with many of the players in the program or about to enter it. A sales executive...

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