Millville coach Jason Kessler

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Jason Kessler has stepped down as the Millville High School girls basketball and boys track and field coach.

However, Kessler isn’t going anywhere.

He was named the school’s assistant vice principal Monday night. Administrators at most public schools, including Millville, aren’t allowed to coach, primarily because they’re not available for after-school practices.

Kessler, 33, revived the Millville girls basketball program. The Thunderbolts finished 20-6 and made it to the Cape-Atlantic League semifinals this past season. His career record is 108-135.

Millville was in the midst of a 56-game losing streak when Kessler took over the program 10 years ago.

He was involved in the track program for seven years as an assistant and five as the head coach.

“The hardest part about (becoming vice principal) is walking away from the (basketball) program and the track program,” Kessler said. “It was really, really difficult.”

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