By Dave Brousseau

Staff Writer

On the surface all appeared good under the Jim Carr regime as the University School boys’ basketball coach during the 2018-19 season.

But on Friday, the school decided to go another direction as Carr was released as head coach for the Sharks,

“As of today, Jim Carr will no longer be the head basketball coach at University School,” said athletic director Paul Herfurth. “This change in leadership is in the best interest of University School and its student-athletes. “

Herfurth confirmed the school has already began a search for a new coach. He added the Miami Heat assistant Juan Howard will assist in the search for a coach

“We are confident that our school will have many talented applicants express their interest,” said Herfurth.

The Sharks dominated their all comers during the drive for the FHSAA Class 5A state title back in March. They successfully defended the title under Carr’s guidance, even without High School All-American Veron Carey Jr. who missed the state tournament with a foot injury.

Carr led the sharks to a 27-5 record along with the 5A state title and a berth at the Geico National Championships in New York.

Carr was an assistant at University during the 2017-18 championship season under coach Adrian Sosa. Carr was promoted to head coach when Sosa left the program last year under scrutiny.

Uncertainty lies ahead for University’s continued dominance as a high school basketball powerhouse.

Will Scottie Barnes return for his senior year? What is the future for Jace and Jett Howard, the sons of former Miami Heat assistant coach and new University of Michigan head coach Juwan Howard in his pursuit of head coaching position in the NBA?

Herfurth said he feels confident the roster will stay intact to defend their state title.

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