Urbana High School senior Kalen Howell Jr. has signed to play basketball at Muskingum University next year.
Howell decided to dedicate himself to the game of basketball at an early age playing AAU basketball for Huntsman Select. Howell was a member of two CBC championship teams and two Southwest District sectional championship teams at UHS.
He was selected as 2nd team All-CBC and was chosen to play in the District 9 All-Star game his senior year.
Howell was coached by Urbana High School Coach Jeremy Dixon and by Huntsman Select coaches, Tray Huntsman and Jaye Randolph.
Howell will graduate from Urbana High School with a 2.92 GPA and plans to study Business Management and Sports Administration at Muskingum.
Raterman resigns as AD
After nine years on the job, Urbana High School Athletic Director Chuck Raterman announced his resignation on Friday.
“I’m extremely proud of the more than 40 teams that have either won a Central Buckeye Conference, sectional, district or state championship and have had their pictures hung in the Hallway of Champions during my tenure,” Raterman noted in his letter of resignation. “Needless to say, I am very proud of what the athletic department has been able to accomplish.”
Raterman noted that an opportunity has come up in another school district which will allow him to return to the classroom.
“This is an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” noted Raterman, who graduated from UHS.
Raterman’s contract with the school district officially ends on July 31.