Beaufort High School has hired former Greenwood High assistant Will Lowther as its new varsity boys’ basketball head coach.
Lowther just completed his ninth year as a teacher and coach – eight of them at Greenwood – and is eager to begin his second stint as a head coach. He left Greenwood in 2015 to become the head coach at South Aiken, only to return a year later after commuting from Greenwood daily.
He expects a longer tenure this time around.
“It’s a great opportunity to get back into the head coaching ranks again and build a program and to come into a place that has some tradition,” Lowther said. “They’ve been down a little bit, and there’s a chance to come in and turn them around and build a championship mindset.”
Lowther is the Eagles’ third new coach since longtime coach Bruce Beasley’s contract was not renewed in 2014. Beasley coached the Eagles for 25 years and was only the school’s second boys’ basketball coach since integration.
Lowther replaces Michael Ark, who departs after one season. Beaufort finished 2-20 overall and 0-10 in region play a year ago with a team that featured only two seniors.
“We have some pieces that we feel like we can get some things moving in the right direction and start building some things,” Lowther said. “When people see us we want them to know that defensively we’re going to get after it.”