Ike Dickey
Ike Dickey
Ninety Six High School boys basketball coach Ike Dickey confirmed Sunday he has stepped down from that position, effective immediately, and will give up his post as girls soccer coach at season’s end.
Dickey has coached both teams the past nine seasons, the longest tenure of any current coach at the school.
“Over the last two or three weeks, I’ve been thinking about it, talking about it, praying about it,” Dickey said. “With (son) Grant graduating, and some family issues I need to take care of, health-wise, it’s just the right time.

“Maybe a few years down the road, I might be able to return to coaching, but that’s just where we’re at.”
Dickey said he plans to continue teaching at Edgewood Middle School.
As boys basketball coach, Dickey led the Wildcats to a Region 1-A championship in 2009 and posted a record of 102-113. He surpassed the 100-win plateau in January with a victory against Batesburg-Leesville, but the Wildcats — despite going 13-12 on the year — went 2-8 in Region 2-AA and missed the postseason.