Madisonville boys basketball coach Brian Thurmond has stepped down after 10 years with the team, per a Madisonville Meteor report Monday.

You get to a point in life and it’s time,” Thurmond said in the Madisonville Meteor report. “I had been praying about this decision for two months. Nothing is ever as good as it seems and nothing is ever as bad as it seems. And when I woke up Wednesday morning I just knew, I knew it was time, and I was at peace with the decision I was about to make.”

Thurmond, who has 24 years worth of coaching experience, officially stepped down last Wednesday following a 75-38 loss to Fairfield. He picked up career win No. 400 earlier this year.

The Mustangs are 19-8 on the season and were 18-8 when Thurmond stepped down. He hopes to still stay in coaching, according to the Meteor report. 

Madisonville has tabbed Russell Smith and Brad Taylor as its co-coaches until a replacement is hired.

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