Valor Christian boys basketball head coach Ronnie DeGray resigns after three seasons

Valor Christian boys basketball head coach Ronnie DeGray resigns after three seasons

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Valor Christian boys basketball head coach Ronnie DeGray resigns after three seasons

Former Athletic Director Rod Sherman announced the news in a press release on Thursday

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Former Athletic Director Rod Sherman announced the news in a press release on Thursday

HIGHLANDS RANCH – After three seasons leading Valor Christian High School’s varsity boys basketball team, head coach Ronnie DeGray will step down to pursue another career opportunity, as announced in a press release on Thursday by former Athletic Director Rod Sherman.

Under DeGray, the Eagles went 62-16 overall, and reached the Elite 8 (at minimum) each year of his tenure.  This past hoops season, Valor lost to Longmont at the buzzer in the Elite 8.  In DeGray’s first season, he helped lead the Eagles to the very first boys basketball state championship game.  “Since Ronnie joined the Valor community, he has consistently represented our school, our faith and our commitment to excellence on and off the court and we wish him the best in his new ventures,” Sherman said in the press release.

“I want to take this time to thank the Valor Community for these past three years. Being able to witness your sons giving their lives to Christ and spreading His Gospel on and off the court was such a beautiful thing to watch!” DeGray said in the press release.  “Due to my new job with D1 Sports Training I will have to step down from coaching at Valor. This was a very hard decision for me, but at the end of the day as Christians, we must follow the leading of Jesus Christ in our lives. I would like to thank everyone for entrusting me to coach and mentor these athletes for the past three years, I will cherish every moment spent at Valor!” DeGray said.

As for the state of the basketball program, the Eagles’ three leading scorers (Khameron Davis, Jalen Danders, Dylan McCaffrey) will return next year.  The press release states: “Consideration and response to coaching inquiries will begin immediately.”

 

 

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