Dan DeCrane - Gilmour Academy (OH) Boys' Varsity Head Coach - Episode 339


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Dan DeCrane will be starting his third year as the Gilmour Academy varsity boys basketball coach in the 2020-21 season. He has been a member of the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association (OHSBCA) since 2011 and the Greater Cleveland Basketball Coaches Association (GCBCA) since 2018. He is a current member of the District 2 Coaches Association, after having been a seven-year member of District 10.

The Gilmour Lancers earned the 2018-19 North Coast League (NCL) White Division Championship and DeCrane was named NCL White Division Coach of the Year.

DeCrane has been a basketball coach since 2007 when he got his start as an assistant coach at Archbishop Hoban High School (2007-09). He then gained additional experience as an assistant coach at St. Edward High School (2009-10), an assistant varsity coach and head junior varsity coach at Akron East High School (2010-11), an assistant varsity coach with the 2014 Division III District Runner-Up Bishop Hartley High School (2011-14) and then as a head coach at Bishop Ready High School (2014-18). During his four seasons at Ready, his team was the 2018 Division III District Runner-Up and the 2018 Central Catholic League Co-Champions. The Silver Knights compiled a school-record 12-game winning streak and earned the program’s first Associated Press ranking after holding the No. 1 spot in the poll for two consecutive weeks in January 2018. DeCrane was named 2018 Division III District 10 Coach of the Year.

Dan attended Archbishop Hoban High School where he played basketball for the Knights, helping the team compile an overall record of 39-5 during his two-years as a starting guard. He was Second-Team All-District Division II (2003), Honorable Mentions All-State Division II (2003), team MVP (2003) and an OHSBCA All-Academic Division II honoree (2003). He continued his playing career at Muskingum University, earning two varsity letters (2003-05).

Dan is an avid volunteer with the Mayfield Lancers Special Olympics, serving as a coach and mentor with their basketball team.

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Be prepared to take a few notes as you listen to this episode with Dan DeCrane, Head Boys’ Varsity Coach at Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills, Ohio.

Website - https://gilmourlancers.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/index

Email - dan.decrane@gmail.com

Twitter - @coachdecrane

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