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Frank Named Coach Of Year In Div. Iii

Joe Frank

Joe Frank

Joe Frank added to his list of accolades last week when he was named the Division III Boys Basketball Coach of the Year by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association.

In his first year as head coach, Frank guided Archbold as the Blue Streaks finished the regular season undefeated at 22-0 for the first time since the 1995-96 season.

They won their first outright Northwest Ohio Athletic League title since 2012 with a 7-0 record.

The Blue and Gold finished the season 23-1 after falling to Coldwater in the district semifinals.

Frank was also named NWOAL Coach of the Year, Co-Coach of the Year in the Northwest District, and District 7 Coach of the Year.

Two of his players also received statewide honors.

Austin Wiemken, a senior who averaged 15.8 points per game, was named Third Team All-Ohio.

Jeron Williams, also a senior, was named honorable mention.

In Div. IV, Chase Glock, Stryker, was named Third Team All-Ohio.


Mike Kennedy

Mike Kennedy

Mike Kennedy, AHS assistant boys basketball coach, was named the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year for the 2018-19 season.

Each year, one assistant coach is chosen for the honor.

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