Hillsborough County boys basketball coaching roundup

After spinning at a dizzying speed for the past four months, the Hillsborough County boys basketball coaching carousel is coming to a stop. 

In all, five jobs have been filled so far, three with teams that made the playoffs this past season.   

Jefferson coach Eric Hayes was hired last month to take over at Seffner Christian. 

The former Tampa Catholic standout coached eight seasons with the Dragons. His best season was in 2014-15 when Jefferson went 27-5 and reached the Class 6A state semifinals. 

Hayes replaces Sam Moorer, a former player at the school who led his alma mater to the state semifinals in 2017 and the state final two years later.

In March, Moorer said he decided to step down as the basketball coach and assistant head of school. 

Keith Bailey, a former star at Tampa Prep in the late 1990s, was named coach at Hillsborough. He takes over the Terriers from Chris Ward, who stepped down in February after leading the program to five straight region final appearances, the longest run in team history. 

Fred Lewis, who starred at Chamberlain and USF, was hired at Blake. He replaces Derrick Sharp, a former USF standout who left the program after five seasons to become the coach at Bishop McLaughlin. 

Lewis and Sharp were teammates with the Bulls who both went on to play in Israel at the same time.  

Jaime Turner left Armwood to become the first coach at Sumner, which opens in August. He was replaced by Zarko Stojakovic, the former coach at Lennard.