Former assistant coach Chris Minerd was hired as California High School's girls basketball coach during Wednesday's school board meeting. Minerd replaces Cindy Dunlevy.
Minerd's coaching played a role in Beth-Center winning the Section 5-AA girls title this year. He's coached the current group of Bulldogs seniors since they were in sixth grade at various levels, including travel leagues and AAU.
California finished 12-9 overall in 2009-10 and qualified for the WPIAL Class A playoffs with an 8-4 record in Section 3. The Trojans, led by all-district players Kristina Wagner and Morgan Moluski, defeated Monessen in the regular season. California's season ended with a loss to Fort Cherry in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs.