Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Hawken names Josh Nugent as Boys Basketball Coach

Hawken School on Tuesday announced the hiring of Josh Nugent as the Director of Boys Basketball Operations and Varsity Head Coach.

“I have already had the pleasure of meeting some great people at Hawken,” Nugent said. “I cannot wait to meet the basketball family and the rest of the community. I’m excited to dive into the work together to see the heights the Hawken basketball program can reach.”

Nugent, who spent the previous two years at St. Edward High School, where he served as Eric Flannery’s top assistant coach, has 13 years of coaching experience with the Eagles.

Prior to serving as the varsity assistant, Nugent was the Eagles’ junior varsity coach for five seasons and the head freshman coach for four years.

Earlier this month, St. Edward reached the semifinals of the OHSAA state tournament.

“We are very excited to have him on board and look forward to his contributions both in the classroom and on the court,” Hawken Director of Athletics James Doyle said.

According to Head of School Scott Looney, Nugent is an ideal fit at Hawken and he impressed the search committee with “his character-first approach, his knowledge of basketball and coaching, and his core beliefs in using basketball as a vehicle to lead young men.”

Nugent, who will join the Hawken Upper School Math Department for the 2019-2020 school year, graduated from John Carroll University and later received his Master’s Degree in Positive Organization Management and Change from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.

Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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