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Minney resigns as Westerville Central coach


Todd Minney, who coached the Westerville Central High School boys basketball program since the school opened in 2003, has stepped down.

Athletics director Andy Ey made the announcement March 11.

Minney informed his players of his resignation last weekend, according to Ey.

“I have loved coaching at Central,” Minney said. “I have had many great memories and built a lot a great relationships. At this time, I really want to focus on my family and enjoy them.”

In 10 seasons under Minney, the Warhawks went 107-115. After going 18-67 in its first four seasons, Central was 89-48 over the past six.

The Warhawks won their lone league title in the 2007-08 season, finishing 9-1 in the OCC-Central Division. Minney was Coach of the Year in the league.

Central played in Division I district finals in 2010 and 2011, losing both times to Northland, 61-42 and 65-62, respectively.

“Todd was the head coach here for 10 years, so he saw us right from the beginning when we were really young and didn’t have much of anything — talent, numbers, bodies,” Ey said. “He worked through some hard years during that time and then we started to get pretty good. We had several good years with him as our head coach.”

Ey expects to post the position in early April and hopes to have a replacement by mid-May.

The Warhawks finished 12-12 this season, losing to 11th-seeded Westland 77-62 in the second round of the district tournament Feb. 27. The 24th-seeded Warhawks defeated 15th-seeded Thomas Worthington 43-42 in the first round Feb. 23.

The Warhawks went 6-8 in the OCC-Cardinal to finish fifth behind Westerville North (14-0), Dublin Scioto (11-3), Westerville South (9-5) and Hilliard Darby (8-6) and ahead of Dublin Jerome (4-10), Worthington Kilbourne (4-10) and Hilliard Bradley (0-14).