Colerain Selects Scott Kerr Head Boys Basketball Coach

Colerain High School Press Release:

Colerain High School is excited to announce Scott Kerr as the next Boys Basketball Head Coach, pending board approval Monday night.

Kerr, a veteran coach in the area, was most recently the head coach at Purcell Marian for seven seasons (2014-2021), with a record of 106-74. While at Purcell, he led the Cavaliers to two GCL-Coed Championships, one District runner-up, four District Championships, and one Regional Championship. Prior to Purcell, Kerr was the head coach at Clark Montessori for six seasons (2008-2014) compiling a record of 96-42 with two league championships. He led Clark to their first league, Sectional, and District titles in school history. Kerr’s head coaching career began at Mariemont High School, where he led the Warriors for three seasons (2005-2008). His career record is 230-151 in 16 seasons overall.

Coach Kerr’s accolades include Miami Valley Conference Coach of the Year twice, GCL-Coed Central Division Coach of the Year twice, OHSBCA District 16 Div. III Coach of the Year twice, and was the AP Southwest District Div. III Coach of the Year in 2016

Coach Kerr serves as a Social Studies teacher at Live Oaks Career Development Campus, a position he has held since 2008. Kerr received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies Education from Miami University, and his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati. 

Welcome Coach Kerr!

Scott Kerr - Head Basketball Colerain High School

(Photo compliments of Colerain Athletic Department)

Dee Davis Returns To Lead Viking Girls Basketball Program

Princeton Schools Press Release:

(April 12, 2021) Cincinnati, OH - Princeton City Schools is pleased to announce hometown Princeton Hall of Fame, professional basketball player, Dee Davis will be returning to Vike Nation as head coach for the Lady Vikings varsity team. “We quickly identified an individual that is going to lead the Lady Vikes Basketball player in the future,” announced Joe Roberts, athletic director at Princeton City Schools to members of the Lady Vikings team. “Coach Davis has always been a Princeton Viking. With her banners hanging in our arena, she went on to the highest level of professional basketball, and we are looking forward to the return of our 2003 graduate onto our home court,” Roberts stated as he introduced the coach. “It’s a surreal feeling and full-circle experience, being back at Princeton, where it all began for me,” Davis explained. “It’s a privilege to serve the community and school that gave so much to me. I’m ready to get back on Viking paint, to work with student-athletes, and empower these young ladies with skills for success. When they graduate from Princeton High School, I want our student-athletes to be proud of the trajectory of their careers and life.”

At Princeton High School, Davis was named a McDonald’s All-American player, Parade High School All-American, and a Women’s Basketball Coach Association (WBCA) All-American. She participated in the 2003 WBCA High School All-American game of the twenty most elite female players in the nation. “Bringing home one of our own is best for our student-athletes, and what is best for Princeton,” said Ron Bollmer, Princeton High School principal. “Dee Davis understands what it takes to lead.

Princeton Head Coach Dee Davis

(Photo compliments of Princeton City Schools)

DICK'S Sporting Goods Appreciates GMC 2020 Wrestling Standouts

DICK'S Sporting Goods very much appreciates "excellence in action" and congratulates GMC Wrestling "Athlete of the Year" and "Coach of the Year" as selected by the Greater Miami Conference coaches.  In an unprecedented year, which due to the COVID virus,  saw the conference for the first time not host a conference-wide championship tournament but instead institute a single round of dual competitions against all conference schools.

When the dust had settled on the mats, Mason's 182 pound weight class phenom, Owen Amburgy, was selected in a vote of GMC coaches as the conference "Athlete of the Year". In the regular season, Owen finished with an unblemished 19-0 record backed up by 12 pins. 2021 was an incredible season for Owen Amburgy.  Not only undefeated in the regular season, he was an OHSAA Sectional Champion, an OHSAA District Champion and finished fourth in the OHSAA State Championships. During his 4 year varsity career, Amburgy was first team All-GMC three times and as a freshman he was third team all-league. Owen Amburgy's accomplishments in the Greater Miami Conference will be hard to equal...he has indeed set the bar high!

Owen Amburgy - GMC "Athlete of the Year" - Mason Comets

(Photo compliments of Mason SID Dan Hilen)

The highest honor a coach can receive is the appreciation of his coaching colleagues and peers. Such is the case with Mason Head Coach Nicholas Maffey. With Mason Comets running the conference table this year finishing with an undefeated GMC dual season record of 9-0, Coach Maffey won his second consecutive conference title as well as the coveted "Coach of the Year" honors. There is no question that Nicholas Maffey has been able to continue the tradition of excellence that has been the foundation of Comet wrestling since joining the conference in 2007.  During that time the mason wrestling program has won 11 of the last 12 Greater Miami Conference Championships.  There is no question that under the tutelage of Coach Maffey, the Mason "beat goes on".

Head Coach Nicholas Maffey - GMC "Coach of the Year" - Mason Comets

(Photo compliments of Mason SID Dan Hilen)

Colerain Names Matt Stoinoff As Athletic Director

NWSLD Announces New CHS Athletic Director

Northwest Local School District Announces New Colerain High School Athletic Director 
Northwest Local School District (NWLSD) is proud to announce Matt Stoinoff as Colerain High School’s Director of Athletics for the 2021-2022 school year. Stoinoff, who has been employed in the Northwest District since 2014, is no stranger to Colerain High School. For six years, he has worked in a variety of different capacities at CHS, including as Assistant Coordinator of Athletics/Facility Manager underneath Craig Ulland, the current Director of Athletics. Stoinoff has spent his time at NWLSD over the years serving as a Secondary Instructional Assistant, Secondary Security Assistant and currently as an Assistant Supervisor in the Transportation Department. 
“I am thrilled to be back at Colerain High School where I’ve spent six of my last seven years in our district,” said Stoinoff. Previously I was the Assistant Athletic Director under Craig Ulland. I would like to thank Craig for all his hard work and passion over his four years and everything he taught me about being an Athletic Director. I look forward to getting started working with our coaches, staff, students and our CHS community.”
Colerain High School’s current Athletic Director, Craig Ulland, announced his resignation which will be effective July 31, 2021, at the end of the school year. Ulland, who has been the AD for four years, has decided to step away from the athletic director role to spend more time with his family. 
Stoinoff will step into the new role on August 1, 2021, pending board approval.

Princeton's Jill Phillips Steps Away From Girls Basketball After 17 Seasons

One of Ohio's most successful girls' basketball coaches, Jill Phillips of the Princeton Vikings, after 17 seasons has decided to step away from the sport to spend more time with her family. In a career that logged 325 victories, perhaps some Coach Phillips biggest wins were off the court with the young women whose lives she positively impacted. Her leadership will be certainly missed by both the Princeton Vikings and the Greater Miami Conference.

Mike Dyer of WCPO.COM has prepared an in-depth story focused on the career and decision-making process that has led Jill Phillips to take a step back from basketball. To check out Mike Dyer's story see the link provided: (Mike Dyer's Human Interest Story on Coach Jill Phillips)