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Ely named boys hoops coach at Superior Central High School

Ely

By Journal Sports Staff

EBEN — A Gwinn High School basketball coach has been hired as the head coach for the varsity boys basketball program at Superior Central High School in Eben.

Adam Ely is a 2002 graduate of Marquette Senior High School who most recently spent four years as boys junior varsity coach for the Modeltowners, according to a Friday news release from Superior Central Schools.

“I am looking forward to bringing a top-to-bottom program to Superior Central and building it into a consistently successful program,” Ely said in the news release. “I am looking forward to maximizing our student athletes. I want to not only be able to be successful on the court but represent the program, school and community as well.”

Ely, who succeeds Harry Robbins as the Cougars’ head boys coach, has coached basketball for 14 years at various levels and is an account manager at VAST insurance and risk management firm in Marquette.

“We had a great discussion with Adam about basketball and leading our student-athletes,” SC athletic director Kristine Bray said. “He shares a very similar philosophy of athletics as our district does.”

SC principal and superintendent Bill Valima had similar sentiments.

“As a district, we are excited to add Coach Ely to our athletic staff,” Valima said in the news release. “He is driven, enthusiastic and has a passion for the game. I’m looking forward to where he can potentially take our program.”

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.

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