Chris Cherry, who started the athletics program at Southern Lee High and has been the school's only boys basketball coach, is now coaching at Goldsboro High.
Cletis Gore, who has been an assistant athletic director at Southern Lee, is the interim athletics director. He is a 1980 graduate of Southern Pines Pinecrest, played football at N.C. A&T and graduated from Shaw University. He is an assistant football coach at the school.
Gore said the school plans to name a basketball coach within the next two weeks.
The Southern Lee basketball team, led by high-scoring Akeem Richmond, is to contend for the state 3-A championship this year.