CENTERBURG — Bill Abner will be the new girls head basketball coach at Centerburg High School, pending board approval, the school announced Thursday on its website.
Abner comes to the Trojans after his most recent stint at Granville. He was a varsity assistant for the Blue Aces from 2020 to 2023. The school recorded a 74-7 record in that time, and was ranked 8th, 5th, and 22nd in the state, respectively.
Granville also won its first district title in 25 seasons.
Prior to that, Abner was the varsity assistant at Thomas Worthington (from 2018 to 2020) and Johnstown-Monroe (from 2012 to 2018).
“Please welcome Coach Abner to the team!” the school’s website stated.
Centerburg finished 9-14 last season, including a 4-9 mark that tied for sixth place in the Knox Morrow Athletic Conference.
Sophomore Kayla Lorimare, a 5-foot-10 guard, earned first-team all-conference honors after averaging 12.8 points per game. Junior Clara Johnson, a 5-6 forward, was an honorable-mention pick after averaging 9.5 points per game.
The Trojans were bounced from the sectional tournament after a 60-31 loss to Fairbanks.
Abner will be communicating a time to meet with the players and parents soon along with a summer open gym schedule. Players and parents are encouraged to look for that communication in the coming days.
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