Jul 29, 2020 7:19 PM

Bolton steps down as girls' basketball coach at Benton

Posted Jul 29, 2020 7:19 PM

Benton High School girls' basketball coach Kerstyn Bolton has stepped down after two seasons after a video surfaced earlier this week of a verbal exchange involving Bolton and a Cardinal player. The video was captured by the player during a practice last winter.

Bolton released a statement on Wednesday, "As I reflect on the choices I made, I am thankful each day is a fresh start," Bolton said. "I have the opportunity to learn daily from interactions, circumstances, and others. I will use this situation as a learning experience. I am passionate about coaching and educating our students. St. Joseph has been my home, my community, and my family. I know as I walk this path my community will help me to grow and be the best coach and educator I can be."

Bolton, a Benton graduate, went 34-20 in her two seasons as the head coach of the Cardinals. She took over for Brett Goodwin, who stepped down in 2018 after 17 years to become the Athletic Director at Benton.