Coatesville Area High School has hired former Millersville University boss Fred Thompson as its new boys basketball coach, writes Pete DiGiovanni for PA Prep Live.
Thompson will lead the famed Red Raiders as their new coach, three months after former coach Chuck Moore resigned.
During his 18 seasons as head coach at Millersville, Thompson compiled a 268-211 record and captured three PSAC East titles and two PSAC tournament championships. He was also named PSAC East Coach of the Year three times before he was let go after the 2016 season.
“Fred, out of all the candidates we interviewed, was the most experienced and knowledgeable about the game of basketball,” said Matt McCain, Coatesville’s athletic director.
Thompson took two years off after the 2016 season to care for his ailing mother, who passed away last year. Now, he felt it was time to return to coaching.
“Coaching is in your blood. It is what you do, and I am very excited to get started at Coatesville,” he said.
Read more about Fred Thompson at PA Prep Live here.