Burkett named Central boys basketball coach

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PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WTVM) - Charles Burkett was named as the new head coach for the boys basketball program at Central High School.

Burkett has 21 years head coaching experience, going 432-190 at Saks, Hoover, and Athens High Schools. His teams have posted 20-win seasons 13 times, winning nine area titles, advancing to the regional finals eight times, the Alabama Final Four six times, and winning a state championship in 2015 while at Hoover.

He takes over for Bobby Wright, who retired at the end of the 2020-21 season.

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