After spending the last nine seasons as the Eastmoor Academy girls basketball coach, Jim Miranda recently was selected to take over the school's boys basketball program, ThisWeekSPORTS.com has learned.

After spending the last nine seasons as the Eastmoor Academy girls basketball coach, Jim Miranda recently was selected to take over the school's boys basketball program, ThisWeekSPORTS.com has learned.

Miranda replaces Sean Taylor, who left the Warriors on May 10 to become boys basketball coach at Northland.

The Eastmoor girls lost to Jonathan Alder 58-42 on March 3 in a district final but had won six consecutive Division II district championships before that.

In 2005, the Warriors lost to Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 43-40 in the state championship game. That team featured future college players Ayana Dunning (LSU, West Virginia), Cherise Daniel (Ohio State), Teresa Scott (Akron) and LaShawna Thomas (Wright State) as well as Ayrizanna Favours (Ohio State track) among its key players.

Miranda had served as a boys basketball assistant at Northland before becoming the Eastmoor girls coach in 2002-03.

He also is the Warriors' football coach.

"I'm glad to be back. It's been a long time getting back to (coaching) boys," Miranda said. "I was looking for the right opportunity, the right job.

"Since I'm coaching football (at Eastmoor), all I'm doing is moving across the gym. I'll still be able to keep an eye on some of the girls who I've coached. I think we moved the program in a great direction, moved it into being one of the top programs in central Ohio."

Under Taylor, the Eastmoor boys went 148-97 in 11 seasons. Taylor took over at Northland in place of Satch Sullinger, who guided the Vikings to the 2009 Division I state title and to a 175-75 record in 11 seasons.

The Eastmoor boys went 12-11 last winter but advanced to a fourth Division II district final under Taylor. The Warriors won a district title in 2008 and advanced to at least a district semifinal in each of the past seven seasons.