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Old Mountaineers Back in Action- As Coaches

Berea men’s basketball alumni – now high school coaches – squared off for the first “High School Coaches Challenge” on Nov. 22 at Berea’s Seabury Center Arena.

Five area high school boys’ teams coached by the former Mountaineers played scrimmages until the varsity game in which Berea bested St. Catherine College, 81-71. Listen to that game on our podcast channel.

The coaches are all former players of NAIA Hall of Fame Coach Roland Wierwille who attended the event. Wierwille, who coached the Mountaineers from 1972 – 2002, won 460 games and took his teams to the national tournament five times, including three consecutive appearances from 1998-2000. He was named Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) Coach of the Year five times.

Schools and their coaches include Henry Clay High School in Lexington, coached by Berea grad Daniel Brown (class of 1996); Owen County High School, coached by Devin Duvall (class of 2000); North Laurel High School, coached by Jim Conway (class of 1996); Seven Hills High, Cincinnati, Ohio, coached by Willie Hill (class of 1990); and Grant County High School, coached by Ron Kinmon (class of 1993).

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