Familiar faces return as McDonald hoops coaches

Staff report


The McDonald school board has rehired Jeff Rasile as the boys basketball coach, replacing Brian Higgins who was coach for one year.

Rasile resigned in 2011 after eight years as head coach. He led the Blue Devils to eight straight district championships and 164 victories.

Amy Dolsak was named girls coach for 2012 -2013, replacing Rob Hilbun, who resigned after 11 years as head coach.

Schools superintendent Ken Halbert noted Dolsak comes to the McDonald coaching staff while she also has been working as a substitute teacher.

She has been an assistant coach at Youngstown State University for women’s basketball for the past year, and before that was assistant coach at Austintown Fitch.

A McDonald native, she played for the Blue Devils for four years, and also played for Westminster College’s women’s basketball team for four years and was co-captain of the team.

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