SHARONVILLE, Ohio – The Princeton City School District School Board named Bryan Wyant as the new boys basketball coach at Princeton High School Monday night.
“It’s going to be a new era in Princeton basketball – I think so,” said Joe Roberts, Princeton Athletic Director.
Wyant, the Hughes boys’ basketball coach for 12 years, also becomes a PE teacher at Princeton High School.
He succeeds Steve Green, who was the Vikings’ interim basketball coach last season.
“I am grateful that Hughes High School and Cincinnati Public Schools believed in me and gave me the opportunity as a young coach,” said Wyant in a statement. “In the last five years we have developed into one of the best teams in the region. It is very attractive to be part of the rich tradition of Princeton High School basketball in the future. I am grateful to be part of the community, academics, and extracurricular activities that Princeton offers. “
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Princeton (17-8, 10-6 Greater Miami Conference) was a District I semi-finalist last season. Roberts said he was grateful for what Green achieved with the Vikings over the past season.
Green took over the role of interim head coach in mid-September 2019 after former head coach Steve Wright left Princeton to take a position as video coordinator at Cleveland State University.
Roberts said there were a significant number of very skilled candidates, but Wyant rose to the top during the interview process.
“Our screening committee has done an excellent job fulfilling its role in helping us identify our next boys basketball coach,” Roberts said in a statement. “Given the energy Wyant is committed to putting into our program, it will be exciting to watch our team both on and off the field.”
Hughes has had 20 or more wins for the last four consecutive seasons under Wyant. The Big Red (20-6) was second runner-up in Division II last season. Wyant was named Southwest District Division II Coach of the Year and Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference Coach of the Year last season.
“Vike Nation is excited to welcome Coach Wyant, his wife Alicia and their four children – Alivia, Naomi, Braxton and Ace – to our program,” said Roberts.
Wyant played at Mount Vernon Nazarene University before starting his coaching career at Hughes High School.
“We are very excited to welcome coach Bryan Wyant and his family to Princeton,” said Princeton CEO Ron Bollmer. With his experience and leadership skills, Coach Wyant will be an asset to students, staff and the community. “
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