Owensboro High School Red Devil alumnus Jansen Locher has been named the new head coach of the OHS Girls Basketball team. Locher has served as an assistant coach for the Lady Devils the last three years. OHS leaders have been looking for a new coach the last couple months after head coach Andy Groves resigned earlier this year.
“I’m very excited about this opportunity to lead a great group of ladies both on and off the court,” said Jansen Locher, OHS Girls Basketball head coach.
OHS leaders who selected Locher to lead the Lady Devils say he displayed an incredible amount of energy and passion that they believe will translate onto the basketball court.
“It’s always a great day when we can welcome back one of our own as the leader of a student-athlete organization. I believe Locher has what it takes to lead a very successful basketball team,” said John DeLacey, OHS principal.
“My goal is to build a program that competes at the highest level. We are going to play hard, with pride, class and dedication,” added Locher.
Locher serves as a teacher at Owensboro Public Schools’ Newton Parrish Elementary. He graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. He’s currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Teacher Leadership. Locher graduated from OHS in 2007.
“I’ve always been proud to be part of the Red Devil family, so it’s an honor to now lead the Lady Devils,” said Locher.
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