Apr 27, 2021 11:47 AM

Benton announces Jared Boone as new boys' basketball coach

Posted Apr 27, 2021 11:47 AM

By TOMMY REZAC

St. Joseph Post

Former St. Joseph Central girls’ basketball coach Jared Boone is coming back to his hometown and alma mater.

Boone announced Monday evening that he’ll be the new head coach for the Benton boys’ basketball team, starting next season.

Boone spent this past season as an assistant for the Oak Park boys’ team. Before that, he coached the Central girls from 2015-2020, compiling a 79-54 record and two district titles in that time.

Boone replaces Gary Belcher at Benton, as Belcher will be the new boys’ basketball coach at Lawson next year.

Benton also announced the hiring of Lauryn Doolan as their next head volleyball coach Monday.

Doolan is a 2013 Benton graduate and was a basketball and volleyball standout. She had been an assistant coach on Barbara Bell’s staff.

Doolan is also an assistant track coach at Spring Garden Middle School. Benton volleyball finished last fall with a 6-9 record, and they return all but one player to their roster for next season.

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