Sunday, June 7, 2009

Trinity hires Kotchman

Former Trinity High School girls basketball standout Jackie Kotchman was hired as the school's varsity girls basketball coach at last week's school board meeting. In an unusual move, Kotchman received a three-year contract worth $4,500 per.

One reason for the deal is Kotchman's background. In addition to her playing days at Trinity, where she and Elaine Sobansky led the Hillers to section championships before graduating in 1980, and Ohio University, Kotchman has held a variety of coaching jobs – from volunteering at the youth level to junior varsity – at Trinity over the past 11 years.

Kotchman replaces Jim Webb, who led Trinity to an 8-14 record on an interim basis during the 2008-09 season. Webb, who coached Trinity from 2001-2006, replaced Becky Siembak. She resigned two weeks before last season started.


Anonymous said...

I for one am thrilled to see Kotchman finally get this position. She cares deeply about the girls and the program. She is definitely a step in the right direction for this program.


Anonymous said...

Kotchman has done a good job with the Trinity girls over the years. Too bad she had to undermind Becky Siembak and force her out to create the job opening.

Anonymous said...

I believe the word you are looking for is undermine and as a parent I must have missed that part of the basketball season.

Anonymous said...

Slip of the finger. Becky didn't walk away for no reason. Oh well, over and done.

Anonymous said...

Whatever the reason, Jackie is a great coach. I have coached against her several times. She will get the best out of her team. Trust me when I tell you that the Trinity girls basketball team will be in good hands.