Mickey Bissette, the boys basketball coach at Wake Forest-Rolesville High, retired recently because he didn’t enjoy teaching as much as he once did.
“It just wasn’t as much fun in the classroom as it once was,” said Bissette, who taught introduction to high school math course. “I am a teacher first, that is what I’m paid for, and I just didn’t enjoy teaching. I knew it was time for a change.”
Bissette, 51, said he loves coaching and hopes to stay in the field somewhere as an assistant or at a school that needs some help.
“But right now, I’m just trying to relax a little bit,” he said. “I don’t have a grand plan.”
He retired in March with 30 years service as a teacher at Southern Nash, Millbrook, Green Hope and Wake Forest-Rolesville.
He was an assistant basketball coach for current Wakefield athletics director Dexter Cooley at Millbrook and left to start the Green Hope High program. He also was athletics director at Green Hope for five years and left coaching to work full-time as the AD for one year. He left Green Hope to become Wake Forest-Rolesville’s boys basketball coach two years ago.
Frazier runs: Wesley Frazier, perhaps the greatest high school distance runner ever in North Carolina, leads the field in the Bojangle’s Apex Lions’ Relays Saturday at Apex. Frazier, a Ravenscroft senior who is committed to Duke, is a national champion in several distance races.
She is expected to run the 1,600 meters in the annual track and field meet.
Other standouts are East Chapel Hill’s Jon Beyle, who ranks among the nation’s best in the shot put and discus, and Cary’s Bakri Abushouk, one of the nation’s better 1,600-meter runners..
Recruiting: Jordan Mayer, who played No. 1 for the Roxboro Person girls tennis team last fall, signed this week to play tennis at Lees-McRae College. She will join a rebuilding team under new coach Skylar Warren.
Heritage lacrosse: Heritage High won its first girls lacrosse game ever on Thursday night when it defeated Leesville Road, 9-5.