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Ousted OHA coach again shifts positions

May 22, 2014

By Will Nations

MABEN — Stan Hughey said he feels like he is 25 years old again. With this new found energy, the former Oak Hill girls’ basketball coach is ready to open the second stage of his coaching career.
After accepting the head coaching position for the Heritage Academy girls’ basketball team in April, Hughey left that position May 13 and was officially announced as the new head girls’ basketball coach at East Webster High School Tuesday in Maben.
“East Webster has a tradition of winning,” Hughey said. “The girls on our team are very competitive. It was simply too good of an opportunity to pass up.
“Plus, anytime there is new opportunity there is new excitement,” Hughey added.
Hughey departed from Oak Hill after 20 years at the helm of the Lady Raiders basketball program and a stint as the athletic director. Hughey tendered his resignation upon learning the school did not renew his contract along with Oak Hill elementary school principal Jane Rives for the 2014-15 school year.
Oak Hill finalized its coaching staffs Monday. Current boys’ basketball head coach Brian Middleton took over as girls’ varsity head coach, leaving the junior high teams under the direction of newly hired Rob Barron of Columbus. Oak Hill’s current head baseball coach Marion Bratton inherited the role of athletic director, adding former Raider Mitch Bohon as an assistant coach for the baseball team.
Hughey has 27 years of experience on the basketball court and his long tenure at Oak Hill. East Webster’s athletic director Doug Wilson said those two factors made him seek the veteran coach.

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