Short resigns as WHS varsity girls basketball coach


By Mark Huber - [email protected]



Mark Short has stepped down after two seasons as the Wilmington High School varsity girls basketball coach.


Mark Huber | News Journal

After two seasons, Mark Short is stepping down as the varsity girls basketball coach at Wilmington High School.

The Lady Hurricane finished 11-12 this season. WHS was 8-16 in Short’s first season as the head coach.

“The simple thing is a disagreement in philosophies in building the program,” Short said of his reason for stepping down. “And that’s their right. I tried to do it the way I’ve always done it and had success at it and it just didn’t work out.”

Short submitted his letter of resignation to WHS athletic director Troy Diels at Monday night’s South Central Ohio League winter sports awards banquet.

“I think that anybody who knows Mark, knows that he is a really good guy,” Diels said. “We are fortunate to have him lead our basketball program for a couple of years. We respect his wishes to do this at this time.”

Short has been a varsity coach for 15 seasons, earning six league, two Southwest District and two state honors as coach of the year.

Prior to Wilmington, Short coached a season at Clermont Northeastern after being let go as the boys varsity basketball coach at Blanchester High School, where he led the Wildcats to a pair of Southern Buckeye Athletic & Academic Conference championships.

Short coached the Little Miami girls basketball team and won three conference titles in addition to taking the Lady Panthers to the regional semifinals in 2005 and the state Final Four in 2006.

Mark Short has stepped down after two seasons as the Wilmington High School varsity girls basketball coach.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_GBK_wilm_huddle_cj-1.jpgMark Short has stepped down after two seasons as the Wilmington High School varsity girls basketball coach. Mark Huber | News Journal

By Mark Huber

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Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

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