Greenville, Ohio — Tri-Village head coach Bobby Jones has been named the new coach at Greenville. Former coach Kyle Joseph announced his contract would not be renewed on March 10th. Joseph took over as the head coach of the Green Wave during the 2016-17 season.
Greenville last won the GWOC back in 2015 as they were led by senior Aaron Balsbaugh, sophomore Isaiah Gable, and junior Clay Guillozet. Head coach Michael Bashore resigned at Greenville following the 2015-16 season after Versailles head coach Scott McEldowney resigned. Bashore did not get the Versailles job and instead was named the head coach at Fort Recovery in May of 2017.
In Kyle Joseph’s first season in 2016-17, the Green Wave finished second in the GWOC North just behind Andre Gordon and the Sidney Yellow Jackets. The next two seasons, Joseph would only manage to win one game at Greenville. The Wave went 1-22 in 2017-18 and 0-23 in 2018-19. This past season, Greenville went 5-18 after moving to the MVL conference from the GWOC. The combination of an easier schedule and a trio of talented returning seniors helped Greenville win some games. They still had a first round exit to the talented Thurgood Marshall Cougars.
Bobby Jones was announced as the new head coach at Tri-Village in May of 2019. This past season the Patriots went 11-12 (7-5 CCC). They were led by sophomore Layne Sarver who averaged 18.1 points per game and freshman Wilson Suggs who averaged 9.4 points per game. Had Jones stayed at Tri-Village, the Patriots would have likely had a very successful year this upcoming season as they should still be one of the favorites to win the CCC.
Jones will have his work cut out for him as Greenville will graduate seniors Foster Cole, Tyler Beyke, and Marcus Wood. Cole put up 9.5 points per game, while Beyke and Wood averaged 8 points per game. Upcoming junior D.J. Zimmer should be the face of the Green Wave next season as the second leading scorer will have a much bigger role next season with the departure of the majority of Greenville’s scoring from this past season.
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