Milton-Union High School has chosen Mitch Westerheide as its boys basketball coach. He succeeds Mike Piatt, who coached the Bulldogs last season only.
A Fort Loramie native, Westerheide was an assistant at Edison State Community College in Piqua this past season. He also has been a boys assistant coach at Graham and Fort Loramie high schools.
It’s at least the third boys coaching change since last season. Travis Trice resigned from a successful run as Wayne’s coach to succeed Warriors girls coach Sonya Miller. Also last week, Springboro promoted Kyle Youker to succeed Mike Holweger as its boys basketball coach.
A basketball and baseball standout at Loramie, Westerheide played basketball collegiately at Capital University.
Westerheide faces a major program reboot. Milton-Union hasn’t had a winning season since 2012-13. The Bulldogs also have been 3-20 in the last two seasons, combining for four wins in the Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division.
Westerheide also is the fourth Milton-Union coach since 2012, following Andy Grudich, Rusty Berner and Piatt.