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Jerry Skeeter to lead EHS girls

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By Greg Woods

sports@hclocal.com

Jerry Skeeter has been named the new girls basketball coach at Eminence High School. Skeeter replaces Zach Adair who has taken an assistant coaching position with the Warriors’ boys basketball program. Skeeter will teach physical education and health as well as coaching basketball.

Skeeter grew up in Portsmouth, Va., and was a multisport athlete at Woodrow Wilson High School. He played basketball, soccer and football and ran cross country and track. He was named team MVP in soccer and basketball during his senior season, was second team all-district in basketball and honorable mention all-district in soccer.

Skeeter played basketball at Asbury University from 2011 to 2016 before starting his coaching and teaching career as an assistant boys basketball coach at Woodford County last season.

“I wanted a new experience and I want an opportunity to get back in the gym and teach the subject I love,” Skeeter said of his decision to accept the position at Eminence.

Skeeter wants basketball to be about more than what happens on the court for his players.

“I have a passion for the game and I look to find those who have the same passion in the game and translate that not only on the court but in life as well,” Skeeter said. “I believe in building and growing individuals in ways that will grow them mentally on and off the court.”

Skeeter will focus his team on stopping opponents.

“I want to go after it at all times,” he said. “Defense is key in my plans. Without defense you don’t win. My style of play is fast and you get after it all the time.”