MAIDEN –Maiden High has promoted Justin Brittian from interim head coach of its varsity boys’ basketball team to head coach, replacing Danny Anderson.
Brittian was head coach of the Blue Devils’ junior varsity boys for three seasons, guiding teams that went 44-11, and has four seasons in as a basketball assistant. He has also been an assistant coach in baseball and football for two years at Maiden.
Brittian worked closely with Anderson in Maiden’s physical education department as a health and PE teacher.
Anderson resigned to accept the boys’ varsity basketball coaching job at South Caldwell on May 23, and Brittian was selected as the interim Maiden head coach at that time.
Maiden’s athletic department announced the promotion in a press release on Wednesday that followed an approval of Brittian’s next teaching contract by the Catawba County Board of Education.
Brittian was a three-sport high school athlete at East Burke and Maiden, twice making all-conference teams. He graduated from Western Carolina with a degree in Health and Physical Education in 2014.
After working one year at Perquimans Middle School in health and PE and as head coach in basketball and as an assistant in baseball and football, Brittian joined the coaching staff at Maiden.
He inherits a boys’ varsity roster that finished 23-5 overall last season, including 12-2 in the South Fork 2A for a second-place spot behind East Lincoln.
Maiden advanced to the state 2A playoffs, beating Newton-Conover 51-37 at Maiden before falling 74-69 in overtime in the second round at Mountain Heritage.