EVSC Names New Central Head Basketball Coach
Tonight (May 29), the EVSC Board of School Trustees approved the appointment of Rodney Walker as the new head basketball coach at Central High School. Walker was most recently the junior varsity basketball coach at Central.
Walker graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 2005 with a B.S degree and from Indiana Wesleyan in 2010 with an M.Ed. degree. Currently, Walker is a physical education teacher at Cedar Hall Community School.
Walker started coaching in 2002. He has coached at Central since 2008 in a variety of capacities, including varsity assistant coach, freshman coach, and junior varsity coach. In 2014, he helped lead the team to a 4A IHSAA sectional championship. This past season, his junior varsity team finished 16-4.
EVSC Names New Harrison Girls’ Basketball Coach
Tonight (May 29), the EVSC Board of School Trustees approved the appointment of Ashley Hawkins as the new head girls’ basketball coach at Harrison High School. Hawkins was most recently the assistant women’s basketball coach at Henderson County High School.
Hawkins graduated from Miami University in 2009 with a B.S. degree where she also was a member of the school’s basketball team.
During her time as a player, Hawkins was second in career scoring at Henderson County High School with 1,961 points and was named twice to the Louisville Courier-Journal all-state 1st Team. Hawkins also played four seasons for the Miami University RedHawks, averaging a career-best 11.0 points a game as a sophomore. She started 22 games for the 2008 team which finished 23-11, won the Mid-America Conference Tournament and lost to Louisville in the NCAA tournament.
As a nine-year member of the girls’ basketball coaching staff at Henderson County, Hawkins helped lead the team to six regional championships, six appearances in state tournaments, seven district championships and helped the team advance to the Elite Eight three times.