After thinking about the situation for a while, Sedrick Winston thought “why not” and applied for the girls high-school varsity basketball job at the Flint Hill School.
With a number of years of experience as a girls varsity assistant and junior varsity coach at Chantilly High School and a love of coaching the sport and being around kids, Winston believed he was qualified and ready to lead a program.
Flint Hill believes so, as well.
Winston, 42, recently was hired as the private school’s new girls coach. He replaces Jody Patrick, who coached the Huskies to 345 victories in 21 seasons and made the team a regular contender, and sometimes champion, in the Independent School League’s A and AA divisions and multiple-time state runner-up. Her teams were noted for playing strong defense and doing more with sometimes less talent.
Patrick will continue to teach at the school.
“I liked what I read about the team and what coach Patrick did with the program, and how she coached the team,” Winston said. “I read how one coach said her teams ‘would start boxing you out during introductions.’ I liked that. We want to continue what she did. It will be great to have her around as a resource.”