Hilliard Davidson High School has filled two coaching vacancies.

Hilliard Davidson High School has filled two coaching vacancies.

Adam Beasley has been named boys lacrosse coach, replacing Kyle Olson, who stepped down after four seasons and recently was hired to coach 2016 Division I state champion Upper Arlington.

Lynn Bowers has been named swimming and diving coach after serving as an assistant since 2011 under Brian Dickmann, who guided the Bradley, Darby and Davidson boys and girls programs simultaneously for six seasons. Dickmann will coach only Darby this coming season, while Bradley has yet to name a coach.

Both hirings are pending school board approval, Davidson athletics director Nate Bobek said.

Beasley, 37, is a 1997 graduate of Hilliard High School, where he was a midfielder on the lacrosse team.

"I hoped to be back someday," Beasley said. "This is the only job I wanted. It's a special place. It's who I am, this field and this staff. Coach (Smith) Patterson, who started the program, those are guys that created the program and made me who I am."

Beasley coached Bexley in 2006 and 2007 and Westerville North in 2015. He also was an assistant at Dublin Scioto in 2009, Dublin Coffman from 2011-14 and Columbus Academy last spring.

Bowers, 53, became an assistant with the Hilliard programs in the 2011-12 season when her son, Bradley, was a freshman swimmer at Davidson. Bradley, a 2015 graduate, now swims at Malone University.

"I'm very excited," said Bowers, a 1981 Centennial graduate. "It's all about the kids and I love helping kids. The kids know me and I believe I have a great relationship with them, so I'm hoping to make a nice transition for them going from a system where we were all together and now we're separate."

Bowers competed in the sport at the AAU level during high school because Centennial did not have a swimming program at the time. She said a knee injury ended her competitive career.

"I love the two hires," Bobek said. "They're great individuals and I'm looking forward to what they're going to bring to Davidson, not only to our athletic department, but to our kids that they will be coaching."

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