JAMES CITY - Dan Downs has stepped aside as Lafayette High boys basketball head coach after one season. He will remain with the Rams as an assistant coach, school athletic director Dan Barner said, and as a history teacher at the school.
"He made the call," Barner said of Downs. "He wasn't demoted.
"He's a classy guy and we're happy he's staying with the program."
Downs said he made that call because wife Sydney is going back to work full time and being an assistant will free up the time he needs to fulfill his parental responsibilities. They have two boys, Luke, 3, and Lincoln, 11 months.
"We exceeded expectations last season and...