Union County High School (UCHS) athletic director Ryan Overholt introduced the school's new boys basketball coach, Bobby Jones, to the Union County College Corner Joint School District Board of Trustees at its May 9 meeting.

Overholt reviewed Jones' 23 years of coaching experience including 14 as a varsity head coach, most recently Greenville High School in Ohio, although he spent a number of years coaching in UC's conference previously. Superintendent Aron Borowiak noted Jones' emphasis on student athletes' success in the classroom, not just on the basketball court. 

Board secretary David Hofmann recognized Jones from his work on the court as an official, specifically while coaching for Tri-Village High School. Jones replied he coached there for one year, as well as 10 years at Hagerstown High School and four years at Winchester Community High School. 

Hofmann welcomed Jones to the district and asked about feeder programs. Jones learned of the importance of a feeder program at Winchester, knowledge he used to build a program in Hagerstown and plans to bring to Union County. While at Hagerstown, he helped start the Dirt Road Basketball League, to which he is excited to return.

Also discussed:
-The board recognized those retiring this school term: Kathie Sourbeer, LES principal, Deborah Weaver, UCMS library aide, Charlotte Hale, CCUS special needs teacher, Kelly O'Sullivan, CCUS science teacher and Connie Rosenberger, UCHS principal. 

-The district's principals gave administrative updates to the board. LES principal Lisa Gayhart reported the school's current student count is at 331 and recent highlights including a field trip to Whitewater State Park to meet the naturalist and a resident snake, the fourth graders' annual wax museum of famous Hoosiers and a kindergarten preview for the Head Start kids. College Corner Union School principal Kristina Coveny reported current enrollment of 297 and recent highlights including learning about perseverance and a math bowl competition. Rosenberger reported enrollment at 380 and recent highlights including a favorable ranking in the U.S. News & World Reports best high schools rankings, traveling performances by the Union County Singers and the prom at Simply Salem.