Fairmont girls basketball coach resigns


Kyle Boze’s era of guiding the Fairmont High School girls basketball program has ended before it began.

Boze, named to succeed Lacy Drake as the Firebirds varsity coach in May, announced his resignation from the coaching position this week. Fairmont athletic director Chris Weaver confirmed that Boze, 27, had resigned as coach.

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Weaver was reluctant to disclose the reason for the unexpected resignation, citing HIPAA privacy rules. A popular teacher at the high school, Boze is expected to retain his position as a business teacher in the Kettering City School District.

Fairmont made four straight trips to the Division I state final four from 2010-13 with Tim Cogan as head coach and won a state championship in 2013. A Fairmont grad, Lacy succeeded Cogan and resigned after five seasons.

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Fairmont (17-9) was loaded with underclassmen and defeated Tecumseh in a sectional final before losing to Lakota West in a district final this past season. Fairmont tied Centerville at 7-5 for second in the Greater Western Ohio Conference National East Division.

Boze had guided the Firebirds through summer conditioning workouts. It was his first position with a girls basketball program, although he also had extensive boys basketball coaching experience at Beavercreek and most recently Centerville.

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Contact the Fairmont athletic department for more information on the opening coaching position.



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