Jamie Pearson has been hired to coach the Dublin Jerome High School boys basketball team.

Jamie Pearson has been hired to coach the Dublin Jerome High School boys basketball team.

In 2010-11, he coached the Granville boys team to a 17-7 record. He also has been an assistant at Coffman, where he teaches radio and television

"Jamie has great energy," athletics director Ryan Walker said. "He has the desire to build a strong and lasting program at Jerome."

The Celtics finished 7-15 overall last season under Dave Hale, who led the program for three seasons.

Jerome tied Worthington Kilbourne for sixth (4-10) in the OCC-Cardinal Division, behind Westerville North (14-0), Scioto (11-3), Westerville South (9-5), Hilliard Darby (8-6) and Westerville Central (6-8) and ahead of Hilliard Bradley (0-14).

Expected back for the Celtics are junior forwards Connor Kerns (8.9 points per game) and Thomas Menker and freshman guards Mason Baich (8.1) and Seve Stavroff (4.6).