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Sheridan returns to coach Flyers

Kevin Sheridan is beginning his own second half.

After coaching the St. Joseph Flyers for three seasons including back-to-back winning seasons in 1998-2000, Sheridan resigned to coach football and basketball at Green. He resigned last summer as Green’s head football coach and has returned for a second stint as the Flyers head basketball coach.

Sheridan was hired to replace Kevin Hacker who resigned in August to take an assistant coaching position at Ironton High School.

“The job came open. It wasn’t something that was planned. There was an opportunity there and I was still interested in coaching and the number one attraction at St. Joe is the kids. It’s a close-knit group and there’s a family atmosphere,” said Sheridan.

“I thought I would take some time off, but this came open sooner than I expected and it seemed like a good opportunity.”

Hacker guided the Flyers to the district tournament last season, their first trip to the district since 1977.

Sheridan coached the Flyers to a 14-7 record in his first season, the school’s first winning season since 1977 and the most wins in a single season since 1951.

Sheridan not only earned the Southeast District Division IV Coach of the Year honor in his first season as a head coach, but he was selected the Associated Press Div. IV state Coach of the Year.

The Flyers followed with a 15-6 record the next season and dropped to 4-17 the following season.