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Justin Brittain has been promoted to become the Maiden High School boys varsity basketball head coach. Photo courtesy of Maiden High School 

Maiden High School has filled its boys basketball head coaching vacancy by promoting assistant Justin Brittain.

Brittain has been at Maiden since 2015, where he served as the head junior varsity coach as well as an assistant to Danny Anderson, who resigned May 23 after four seasons to take the head coaching position at South Caldwell. Brittain’s JV teams went a combined 44-11 in three years, and he has also worked as an assistant coach on the Blue Devils’ football and baseball teams.

Brittain was a three-sport athlete at East Burke and then Maiden, where he was twice named all-conference. He graduated from Western Carolina in 2014 with a degree in health and physical education. He spent one year working at Perquimans County Middle School in Winfall, where he taught health and PE and served as the school’s head basketball coach as well as an assistant on the football and baseball teams.

Brittain takes over a Blue Devils squad that went 23-5 this past season and finished second in the South Fork 2A Conference with a mark of 12-2. Maiden advanced to the second round of the NCHSAA 2A state tournament and qualified for the postseason all four years under Anderson.

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