(6-23-22) Doug Whiteman has been named the new head boy’s varsity basketball coach at Liberty-Benton High School. Whiteman has 16 years of coaching experience, ten of which were spent at as a varsity assistant at St. John Jesuit, where they were TRAC and District Champions in 2018 and 2021.

Whiteman was named the the head girls basketball coach at Nelsonville-York in 2015.

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“I am extremely excited and humbled to be the head boy’s basketball coach at Liberty-Benton. I know how much the program means to the community and I will work tirelessly to continue the rich tradition of L-B basketball.”

Whiteman replaces veteran Eagles’ coach Ben Gerken who had coached for 27 years, 23 of those years years he has been at Liberty-Benton, first as an assistant coach and was named the head coach in 2014. Gerken led Liberty-Benton to a 114-75 record during that time as head coach. Gerken is the High School principal at the school.