High School Sports

Whale Branch hires former Battery Creek coach Cave to be AD

Former Battery Creek football coach Carlos Cave didn't move far to find his next challenge.

Cave, who resigned after the 2010 football season, will be the second athletics director at Whale Branch High School, according to a Beaufort County schools release. The school had been without an AD since Robert Luckadoo resigned last October.

Beaufort County schools superintendent Valerie Truesdale said in the statement that the district was proud to hire one of its own and that Cave brought the experience and knowledge necessary to lead the Whale Branch staff.

Cave applied for the position after Luckadoo stepped down but did not receive an interview. In December, a search committee chose three finalists: Whale Branch boys basketball coach Linc Lyles, Estill football coach James Stokes and St. John's football coach James Waring.

Jackie Rosswurm, the Beaufort County School District's human resources chief, said the original committee was not prepared to make a selection from the initial finalists. The opening remained posted through the end of the school year.

Luckadoo was the school's first AD. He stepped down because of what he saw as a change in his job description, saying the role required the administrative work of an assistant principal.

Cave resigned as Battery Creek football coach in December. The Dolphins finished 0-10 in his third season, and Cave finished with a 7-25 record at the school.

He coached last year as an assistant on South Carolina's Shrine Bowl staff and has served as an assistant for the North-South game.

Cave could not be reached for comment Thursday. Messages left this week for Whale Branch principal Priscilla Drake have not been returned.