Manley named Bobcat girls basketball coach

OTTAWA LAKE — Les Manley was named the new Whiteford girls varsity basketball coach Monday night.

Manley, a teacher at Whiteford, is currently the Summerfield varsity softball coach. He’s also coached boys JV basketball at Whiteford, been a girls JV coach at Summerfield and girls varsity basketball assistant. His 2009-10 Whiteford JV boys team finished 19-1.

“I’m super excited about it,” Manley said after the Whiteford board of education approved the hiring.

Manley takes the reigns from Whiteford Athletic Director Nate Gust, who had the job one season. The Bobcats went 5-16 last year and had five seniors, including its top two scorers.

“My plan is to be involved with the younger groups as much as possible to try and get everyone on the same page,” Manley said.

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