November 27, 2014

Spring Hill High School will have a new boys basketball coach next fall

Boys basketball coach Wesley Book, pictured, will replace Rick O’Neill. Submitted photo

Boys basketball coach Wesley Book, pictured, will replace Rick O’Neill. Submitted photo

With playing and coaching experiences at the high school and college levels, Wesley Book is looking forward to stepping into the role as new head coach of the Spring Hill High School (SHHS) Boys Basketball program. Book, who replaces former coach Rick O’Neil, is already laying the foundation for a new era in Broncos basketball. With open gyms and camp slated, the coach is now focused in on parent and player communication to ensure that everyone is looking forward to and prepared for the season.
“We are very excited to have Coach Book join SHHS as the new head boys basketball coach and PE instructor,” said Principal Steve Fleer.  “He comes to our school with very significant experiences as a basketball player at the high school and college levels, graduate assistant, Division II assistant coach and as a recent member of 6A high school basketball staff.”
Book is tasked with leading the boys basketball program, including participation, conditioning, and strategy as well as building community support. In addition, he will be teaching physical education at SHHS. Book has both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical education and recreation from Emporia State University. Most recently, he taught elementary physical education and was the varsity basketball assistant coach for one year in the Gardner Edgerton School District. Prior to that, Book spent five years as the top assistant basketball coach at Emporia State University.
“Wes is not only a quality coach but a quality individual,” said Jeff Miller, SHHS assistant principal and activities director. “He will be an excellent addition to the SHHS staff.  In addition, Wes has a passion for coaching basketball and brings a wealth of knowledge to the program. Please join us in welcoming him to the Bronco Nation.”

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