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Woodcock steps down; the search begins for a new coach

Coach Woodcock in the huddle

After three years as the head coach of the Butler County High School boys basketball team, Greg Woodcock has announced that he will step down from coaching. During his tenure, Woodcock led the Bears to a 12th District Runner-Up and a 3rd Region tournament appearance both in the 2011-2012 season.

"It's just not worth my health to continue coaching. I can get pretty worked up and intense during games and I just cannot take that anymore," said Woodcock. "In addition to my health, I need to be devoting more time to Morgantown Elementary School. I have more demands as a principal with the new standards and tests coming out."

Although he will no longer be on the sidelines, Woodcock will still be cheering the Bears on from the stands. His son, Zeke, will be a junior next season for the Bears.

"I won't be coaching anymore, but I'll still be there supporting the boys and doing what I can to support the program," said Woodcock.

The search has already begun to replace Woodcock. According to BCHS Principal and Athletic Director Patrick O'Driscoll, the position was posted on April 9 and will remain open for 30 days until May 9, as is required by law. After that 30 day time period has passed, O'Driscoll expects to start interviewing and fill the position shortly thereafter. O'Driscoll says that he has received applications already from people inside and outside of Butler County.

"What we're looking for is someone who has the skills as a coach," said O'Driscoll, "Someone who wants to build our program. We want a person who will interact with students from Jr. Pro to middle school to high school."

In addition to looking for a boys basketball coach, there are other positions posted including athletic director, girls volleyball, boys soccer, and girls soccer.

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