Board oks fall, winter coaches

The Granville Board of Education approved coaching positions for fall and winter sports during June meetings.

Superintendent Mark Bessen said the idea was to get the word out about who would be coaching for the next season to help both players and coaches prepare for the upcoming seasons.

“This way coaches can be recruiting players and planning ahead and players know who’s going to be coaching,” he said.  

Fall 2011 appointments include Lance Jordan returning as cross country varsity head coach for a second year along with modified coach Tom Scott.

For field hockey varsity head coach Jessica Sheldon returns with assistant varsity coach Jamie Graves, Sheryl Porrier will be junior varsity coach and modified coach will be Carla Prehoda.

Dawna Stevens returns as football cheerleading advisor with non-paid assistants Ashley Stevens and Sara Cooper.

Returning as golf varsity head coach will be Mark Valentine.

Carol Scott returns as the varsity head coach for girls soccer

Volleyball varsity head coach will be Aris Allen also returning to the program Leanne Bernard will be junior varsity head coach along with modified coach Danielle Bugenis.

All appointments were approved unanimously by the board 7-0 with members Dee Bergeron and Kelly Hoard absent.

During executive session of the second meeting of the month of June the board approved winter coaching positions including girls basketball varsity head coach Lance Jordan returning for his seventh season along with junior varsity girls basketball coach Jennifer Goff and modified girls basketball coach Daniel Brayton. Boys basketball head coach Duane Dodge will return for a second year thanks to an 8-1 vote; board member Pam Tatko voted against the appointment.

Co-Advisors for basketball cheerleading will be Ashley Stevens and Dawna Stevens with unpaid assistant Sara Cooper.

Cathy Kilby returns for her eighth season as the bowling program’s head coach. Heading up the winter track program for the fourth year will be head coach Jay Condon. Returning for his thirteenth season as a coach with the varsity wrestling program is head coach Stephen Palmer with junior varsity coach Walter West.  




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