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Loudenslager named girls basketball coach at West Ashley

 

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Charleston – The West Ashley girls basketball program will have a new leader in 2018-19 and the new coach is familiar to the Lowcountry.

West Ashley athletic director Richard Luden has announced the hiring of Jason Loudenslager, who replaces former coach Maria Williams.

Loudenslager comes to West Ashley from Sumter High, where he posted a 69-33 record in four seasons. His 2015-16 Sumter team finished 25-5 and played for the AAAA state title.

Prior to his stint at Sumter, Loudenslager coached the girls team at Colleton County, winning three consecutive region championships (2007-09). He was 104-25 in five seasons at Colleton County.

“He’s an impressive coach that has won everywhere he’s been,” Luden said in June. “We’re excited to have him join us at West Ashley.”

The majority of the varsity coaching staff will return for the 2018-19 school year. Luden remains the veteran of the staff and returns to coach the track and field teams at West Ashley.

Another veteran is boys varsity basketball coach Ronnie Dupre, who has more than 500 career coaching victories and led the Wildcats to a region championship last season.

Robert McCarthy will return to coach the boys and girls cross country teams this fall and Jenna Taylor returns to coach girls golf.

Austin Miller is the varsity volleyball coach and also serves as the assistant athletic director. Jaima Kennedy will again coach the girls tennis team and Anthony Sardelli is the varsity wrestling coach.

Brad Blake is the swim coach, handling the boys and girls teams. Jennifer Timmerman returns as the girls soccer coach while Stephen Jackson will coach the boys soccer team.

In golf, Jenna Taylor will coach the girls team in the fall while Chance Cole is the boys coach in the spring. Tyson Azevedo returns as the varsity baseball coach and Angi Brush will return as the softball coach.

 Bobby Marion directs the football program and the Wildcats begin preseason practice on July 27th. The Wildcats open the 2017 season on August 17th at Cane Bay.

 

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