Preps: Glencliff's choice for girls hoops coach is a familiar one

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 6:43pm

Two years ago Glenn Falls stepped aside as girls basketball coach at Glencliff High School.

Now the former coach has agreed to become the new coach.

Falls spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach under Columbus Cody, who resigned recently to devote more time to his family. This past season the team reached Class AAA sectionals.

“Once they asked me to return, I thought it over and decided I should,” Falls said. “One of the main reasons I came back was that we had a lot of freshmen and no sophomores, when I resigned two years ago as head coach. Those girls will be seniors this fall, so we are familiar with each other, and I won’t have to start over with an entirely new group.

“(Rising senior) Brianna Morrow is outstanding, and it’s an overall real quality good core group of seven-eight girls. As freshmen, they won the city championship.”

Falls has been a basketball coach at Glencliff since 1983, when he started with the boys. He will remain the school’s volleyball coach, a position he’s held for 30 years, with 23 district championships, one state title, and more than 1,100 wins during that time.

At one point, Falls’ girls basketball teams won 11 district championships in a row along with four region titles. His 1990 team reached the AAA state finals, and in 1995, he took the Colts to the state semifinals.

“I began coaching in 1961, so another little incentive for me is that this will make 50 coaching years,” he said. “I’m a little bit more mellow, and I don’t stand on chairs and act too crazy any more.”

Asked how much longer he will continue coaching, Falls, 71, said, “At this point, I’m just taking one year at a time, I can’t look too far ahead.”

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