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Hoover hires boys basketball coach

09/20/2013, 6:49pm PDT
By Craig Malveaux

Assistant takes over for Goulston, who resigned last week.

Hoover High has concluded its search for a boys basketball coach following Ollie Goulston’s resignation, Cardinals Athletic Director Ron Lardizabal announced Friday.

The Cardinals promoted associate head coach Roosevelt Johnson, who began his career at Hoover eight years ago.

“We are excited to name Johnson as our next coach. We feel it is important for our returning student-athletes to have continuity in the program during this transition,” Lardizabal said in an email.

“Though this is his first experience as a varsity head coach, Roosevelt has been to every practice and sat on the bench for every game over the last eight years. He knows the kids and the style of play Coach Goulston implemented during his tenure. To be a respected educator in the community makes him the perfect fit for the position.”

Last week, Goulston ended his decade-long run at Hoover, expressing a desire to “explore other opportunities” due to concerns that he said fell on “deaf ears.”

During that stint, Goulston produced a 255-82 record while winning four San Diego Section titles in seven trips to the finals. He was the winningest boys basketball coach in the section over the decade.

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