Randy Montgomery is set to take over as the West Branch boys basketball coach after a year away from the sidelines.
Montgomery, 59, confirmed Monday that he is headed to West Branch. He brings with him 31 years of experience as a head coach between stints at Triway and North Canton Hoover, and boasts a career record of 548-165.
Montgomery said he is “grateful and excited” for the opportunity.
Montgomery, a graduate of Salem High School and Youngstown State University, spent 19 seasons at Triway from 1983-1984 to 2001-2002 and compiled a record of 342-97. The Titans made six regional tournament appearances and two trips to the state semifinals (Division III in 1988 and Division II in 1991) under his guidance.
Montgomery led Hoover for 12 seasons from 2002-2003 to 2013-2014. He posted a record of 206-68 as Vikings coach, and won Division I district titles in 2009 and 2013.
Deemer tosses no-hitter
Cam Deemer pitched a no-hitter Saturday night to lead Wadsworth (13-0) to a 10-0 victory over host Perry in six innings.
Grizzlies coach Greg Pickard said Deemer struck out seven and walked two.
Dylan Palidar went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Riley Campbell, Craig Palidar and Adam Dennison combined for six hits, five runs and four RBI. Kyle Pennington had two RBI and Jared Houser scored twice.
Wadsworth is scheduled to host Nordonia on Tuesday and travel to Nordonia on Wednesday. First pitch is set for 4:30 p.m. for both games.
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