FLORENCE, S.C. -- Kimberlyn Jackson confirmed to the Morning News this morning she is no longer the girls' basketball coach at West Florence High School.

According to Jackson, her contracts for girls' basketball coach as well as career counselor at West Florence were not renewed.

"I have enjoyed working with the Lady Knights, establishing a culture of excellence on and off the court," Jackson said. "Relationships have been built that will remain past tomorrow. I challenge every Lady Knight to continue stretching their faith and desire to maximize every opportunity. Never quit, never settle, never give up.

"As Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson says: 'Be humble. Be Hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room,'" she added.

A job advertisement for Jackson's former position was posted June 12 on Florence One Schools' website. And, according to that post, it will become available Aug. 12.

In the description area of the job ad, it reads, "Experience required."

Jackson, who coached the West Florence girls for two seasons, also coached Wilson's girls from 2010 until '12. When she took over the Knights, she replaced Kevin Allen, who had retired from that position after coaching the Knights for 29 years.

After graduating from Lamar in 1985, Jackson enjoyed an acclaimed career at Winthrop University as the Eagles’ center. She set the program’s career scoring record (1,699 points) in 1989, and that remained the record until 2014 when it was eclipsed by Dequesha McClanahan’s 2,277. Jackson was a three-time All-Big South Conference selection and a 1988 All-American.

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Scott covers prep sports, takes action photos and produces videos. An APSE award winner in sports writing, photography and videography, he played college tennis on scholarship and earned degrees from Young Harris College (Ga.) and Berry College (Ga.).

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