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Posted on Jan 20, 2014 | 1 comment

LaSalle, Summit Coaches Up for Best Ohio Coach

LaSalle, Summit Coaches Up for Best Ohio Coach

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Cincinnati Catholic school coaches in the running for tops in state

LaSalle High School’s Dan Fleming and The Summit Country Day School’s Michael Bradley are two of the six coaches in the USA Today High School Sports poll for Ohio Basketball Coach of the Year.


Coach Fleming, according to the poll, “took home one state title following the 2010-11 season and has racked up a 162-42 record through a total of eight seasons. He is currently the winningest coach in school history.”


Coach Bradley’ “a national champion at Kentucky, All-American at Villanova, and five-year NBA veteran” says the poll, “blazed to a 24-2 record in his inaugural season and has Summit County Day poised to be a contender for years ahead.”


Coach Bob Krizancic of Mentor HS in Mentor, Coach Dru Joyce of St. Vincent-St. Mary HS in Akron, Coach Eric Flannery of St. Edward in Lakewood, and Coach T.K. Griffith of Hoban HS in Akron are the other four in contention.


No Covington or Indiana Catholic school coaches are in contention for their states, but Coach Jason Booher from Holmes High School in Covington is one of the six choices for Kentucky Coach of the Year.


The contest run by USA Today High School Sports will determine a Coach of the Year for each state and the District of Columbia, and a national Coach of the Year from the winning state coaches. Winners are determined by popular vote; to vote, click here.


Voting began Jan. 14th and ends tomorrow. The winners and top two wildcards will advance to regional semi-finals, and the final round of voting for national Coach of the Year runs from Jan. 31-Feb. 7th.


USA Today High School Sports began its Best of the Year contests in 2012, and holds competitions for Best Football and Basketball Coaches, People’s Champion Football Team, Best Football Rivalry, and Best Mascot.


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1 Comment

  1. Cast my vote for T. K. Griffith of Akron Archbishop Hoban High School.