Graham fills out coach ranks


ST. PARIS – Graham Local Schools board approved a few coaching changes at its meeting Monday.

The school board hired Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach Jacob Wagner, starting Jan. 11, to fill in for Head Coach Michael Smart. Smart was granted an unpaid leave of absence for personal reasons, beginning Jan. 10.

Wagner will be paid $40.70 per day until Smart returns or the season ends.

The board hired Girls Varsity Basketball Head Coach Steven Flora and volunteer High School Wrestling Coach Travis McIntosh, both for the 2015-16 school year.

In other action, the board:

•Accepted a $70 donation from Donay Life and Wellness Center to Graham Athletic Department (share from sports physicals).

•Approved hiring Performing Arts and Assistant Marching Band Director Benjamin Prater for the 2015-16 school year.

•Approved Project MORE volunteer Sherry Evans for the 2015-16 school year.

By Casey S. Elliott

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Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.

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