Tim Dunne, a high school basketball coach for 10 seasons, including the last two at Timber Creek, has resigned.

Dunne also will step down as a physical education teacher at Timber Creek at the end of the year to accept a marketing and sales job in the private sector.

"I just feel this is a good business opportunity," said the 39-year-old Dunne, who is a graduate of Camden Catholic.

Dunne served eight seasons as Pennsauken's varsity coach before taking over at Timber Creek for the 2007-2008 season. He won sectional titles at both schools, guiding Pennsauken to the 2004 Central Jersey Group 4 title and Timber Creek to the 2008 South Jersey Group 3 championship.

Dunne plans to stay involved in coaching. He said he has talked with a few colleges about becoming an assistant basketball coach.

"I really enjoyed my years coaching," Dunne said. "I've been very fortunate to coach a lot of great youngsters."

Haddonfield opening. Lauren Friel has resigned after one season as the Haddonfield girls' basketball coach, citing the long commute each day from her teaching job in the Lower Merion School District.

She had resigned in March but did not make her final decision until this month.

"The commute was just killing me," said Friel, who guided Haddonfield to a 16-11 record.

Haddonfield athletic director Lefty Banos made only a brief comment on the situation when contacted last night. "We are looking for a new coach," he said.

- Marc Narducci