Going from one city school to another, Dic Doumanian has been named the new head coach of the varsity girls’ basketball team at Battle Creek Central.
Doumanian was the head varsity girls’ basketball coach at St. Philip last season.
After one season as the interim head coach for the Tigers, Doumanian thought it was a good fit to coach at BCC
“I was looking for another opportunity this spring. I always thought Battle Creek Central was a diamond in the rough and I think this is a great opportunity for me and I’m excited,” Doumanian said.
Before going to St. Philip, Doumanian coached collegiately at Kellogg Community College and Defiance College. Doumanian led St. Philip to a 9-11 season last year.
BCC’s varsity team went 6-13 under Brian Driscoll, who stepped down after the season.
“I had a great experience at St. Philip and I really enjoyed it. From what I’ve seen at Battle Creek Central, it’s a great opportunity and hopefully we can make good things happen there,” Doumanian said. “They have a small core of young ladies that are very interested and excited about basketball. So from there we just have to get more people involved and build on that.”
St. Philip is currently being coached by Tony Warren, who coached at Tekonsha last season and was hired by the Tigers in the spring. Warren had previously also coached at KCC and was once the varsity girls’ basketball coach at Battle Creek Central.
“Tony is the right guy in the right situation and it worked out that he could coach for us,” St. Philip athletic director Vicky Groat said. “It has all worked out for us and I’m glad it worked out for Dic. I think Central has a good coach and I think we have ourselves a good coach.”