Fox named D9Sports.com Coach of Year
Youngsville High School graduate Scott Fox, in his first year, guiding Clarion to a 17-10 overall record and a second-place finish in District 9 Class 2A, was named D9Sports.com Chuck Daly Co-Coach of the Year.
It was the Bobcats first District 9 title-game appearance since winning the Class 1A title in 2003 and their first PIAA playoff berth since 2005. When Clarion beat Winchester-Thurston in the first round of the PIAA Class 2A bracket, it was the Bobcats first PIAA win since 2003.
More remarkably, Clarion started the season 0-4 and was just 8-8 following a home loss to A-C Valley on Jan. 22. But the Bobcats won their final six regular-season games then beat Karns City, 54-48, and top-seeded Keystone, 54-40, to advance to the title game before losing to Ridgway, 41-32. Then came the 49-44 win over Winchester-Thurston in the PIAA first round before Clarion’s season ended with a loss to Bishop Guilfoyle in the second round.