Milton, the 2012 Class AAAAA boys basketball champion, named Van Keys on Thursday the interim head coach to replace David Boyd.
Boyd was forced to resign earlier this month amid allegations of undue influence to persuade student-athletes from other schools to transfer to Milton, which won state titles in 2010 and 2012.
Keys, a P.E. instructor at Milton and the school’s girls tennis coach, was head coach for nine seasons at Milton in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He also is a Milton alumnus. He has served as athletics director during his 23 years teaching at his alma mater.
Milton graduated four starters, three that signed with ACC or SEC schools. The fifth starter, Jalyn Patteson, transferred to a school in Florida. The team won’t be without some weapons, though. Mo Lewis IV, a key member of the ‘12 team returns with younger brother Chris Lewis, rated by many the top freshman in the state.