Oakville loses boys basketball coach long before season starts

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OAKVILLE — Newly hired Oakville High School boys basketball coach Bob Chastain resigned his position last week, citing personal reasons for leaving the job.

Oakville hired the 26-year veteran coach in an effort to turn the Acorns around after they went 0-38 the last two seasons. Chastain owns a 381-228 career record, and his prep teams have qualified to state tournament play 16 times.

"The reason is, it wasn't a good fit," Oakville High School Principal Kevin Acuff said. "Other than that, it would be personal reasons."

Acuff said Chastain's teaching positions at the elementary and high schools have already been filled, but the coaching job will remain open until the school finds a qualified candidate.

Chastain applied for Castle Rock High School's head boys basketball coaching position and was approved by the school board to take the job this past July. A week later, he declined the position for the same reasons he supplied to the Oakville administration.

Chastain was unavailable for comment.

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