Purdy's long odyssey in finding a girls basketball coach is finally over. Grant Young of Neosho has resigned his post there to take the Purdy position.
Besides coaching the varsity girls basketball team, Young will also coach high school boys golf and junior high girls basketball, and will teach health and physical education.
Young came to Neosho from Wheatland, where he coached both boys and girls varsity basketball. He had assistant positions at both Nixa and Springfield's Greenwood before that.
His Neosho teams went 38-17 and captured the only district title in the school's history of girls basketball, capping a 21-6 season with a win over Springfield Central in the Class 5 District 12 championship game.
|Young takes over a Purdy team that went 20-7 under Kelly George, and lost to Miller in their Class 2 district final.|