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Jordan hires former Lone Peak basketball assistant

First Published May 09 2013 11:04 am • Last Updated May 10 2013 07:59 pm

Jordan High School has hired former Lone Peak assistant Trace Bevell to replace Rob Geertsen as the Beetdigger boys’ basketball coach.

"I liked his experience as a head coach and his maturity," principal Tom Sherwood said Thursday of Bevell. "He has an obvious love for coaching and students, and I think he’ll be a great asset to the basketball program and the community. He has a good track record as far as establishing winning programs."

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Earlier this year, Jordan parted ways with Geertsen, who lead the Beetdiggers to a 17-win season in 2013 - their most wins in 29 years.

"We just decided that it was time to make a change in our head basketball coaching position," Sherwood said at the time. "I don’t want to leave room for speculation, but it wasn’t because of any malfeasance, or wrongdoing. It’s just the time to make a transition."

Geertsen has said he was asked to resign his post in March but declined.

"I told them I would not because I stand by the way we built our program," he told The Salt Lake Tribune last month.

With freshmen beginning to attend Jordan High next year, Sherwood said he’s had the chance to hire more teachers, and he wanted the next basketball coach to be someone who worked at the school. Geertsen, who amassed a 74-57 record over six seasons at Jordan, did not work at the high school full time. Bevell will teach mathematics at Jordan.

Sherwood said Bevell began meeting with Jordan players Wednesday.

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