BILLINGTON HEADED TO SALISBURY AS BROOKS RESIGNS

Salisbury both hired Paris’ Wade Billington and accepted Dane Brooks’ girls basketball resignation Monday. Billington leaves his position as the Paris athletic director and boys basketball coach to lead Lady Panthers basketball. Salisbury girls basketball went undefeated in Lewis and Clark play and finished 19-8 overall this year, but Brooks elected to resign after five seasons and remain in the district where he teaches elementary. The Paris boys won 19-plus games under Billington in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons before the program’s recent struggles. Stay tuned to Regional Radio for comments from both Billington and Brooks.