Coach Jim Boone stays at Tusculum
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Jim Boone, one of the country's most successful NCAA Division II men's basketball coaches, who started at California University, almost landed another job.
Boone was one of three finalists for the Armstrong Atlantic State University post in Savannah. Ga., before changing his mind and deciding to stay at Tusculum College in Greenville, Tenn.
The job eventually went to Jeremy Luther, who was coming off the winningest season in Newberry College history at 21-8 in his second year at the South Carolina school.
The other finalist was former University of Georgia assistant Mike Jones.
A perennial power, Armstrong Atlantic State went 23-6 in 2009 and finished 25th in the country.
Boone was coming off a 20-11 season at Tusculum for the school's first 20-win campaign in 16 years and its first as a Division II member.
The Pioneers also made the NCAA Division II tourney for the second time in the school's history.
Boone has 381 career victories, including 226 in his 10 years at Cal.
Tusculum will return six of its top eight players, including All-American and South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year Kyle Moore, who averaged 21 points and made a league record 101 3-pointers.
n California University football coach John Luckhardt should have more than a passing interest in the Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game, which is scheduled June 19 at Altoona's Mansion Park.
Three of his recruits will be playing for the West: defensive ends Darnell Harding of McKeesport and B.J. Stevens of Gateway and defensive tackle Jesse Klesser of Hopewell.
Thomas Jefferson will be represented by quarterback Tyler Wehner and offensive lineman Patrick Eger.
Wehner is headed for West Virginia Wesleyan with Eger going to West Virginia.
n To T.C. of Monongahela: The first and only Ringgold High baseball team to make the PIAA playoffs was the 1999 team, which lost in the WPIAL Class AAA title game to Shaler, 6-3.
Coached by Scott Henson and Rod Freeman, team members included Dan O'Rourke, Craig Barkey, Todd James, Kirk Loos, Pete Rocco, Ed Minnie, Terry Morgan, Sean Bernarding, T.J. Carden, Jeff Minjock, Bret Anselmino, Josh Honick, Lloyd Price, Sean West and Jon Manko.
n And thanks to Shirley Jones, of Monongahela, who says the best exercise for the heart is to bend down several times during the day to help someone!
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