After guiding the Licking Heights High School girls basketball program to new heights, Danielle Fleming will try to do the same thing at Wellington.

Fleming, who led the Hornets to a program-record 15-9 mark last season and to a 29-18 record in two seasons, takes over a Jaguars program that was a Division IV district runner-up each of the last two years.

“I felt like it was a better fit for me at Wellington and I can’t wait to meet the team,” Fleming said.

Fleming succeeds Bill Mitchin, who didn’t have his contract renewed after six seasons.

The Jaguars went 14-12 last winter, falling to Fairfield Christian 56-18 in a district final.

Wellington is joining the Mid-State League for the 2017-18 season and will compete in the Cardinal Division.

Fleming, a 2007 Hamilton Township graduate, was an assistant at Licking Heights for three seasons before becoming head coach.

“After meeting with several candidates and seeking input from our interview committee, it became evident that coach Fleming would be a wonderful addition to our staff,” athletics director Lindsey Smith said in a letter to members of the girls basketball program.

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