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Palestine selects Stanton

EAST PALESTINE — East Palestine is going with a young coach to lead its boys basketball program.

The East Palestine Board of Education unanimously approved the hiring of Bill Stanton of Poland as its new varsity basketball coach at a meeting on Monday.

The 25-year-old last served as an eighth-grade basketball coach for Struthers and is the current Salem boys golf coach.

His previous basketball coaching experience includes serving as the Lisbon boys jayvee coach in 2016-17, Boardman freshman coach from 2014-2016, Boardman assistant jayvee coach from 2012-14. He was also a youth program volunteer assistant coach in the Poland schools from 2010-2013.

In addition he was an assistant girls golf coach at Poland from 2012 to 2013.

The Poland High School graduate is currently working towards a degree at Youngstown State University. He already holds an associate degree in business management from Eastern Gateway Community College and has a real estate sales license.

Stanton replaces L.J. Sutton, who was not renewed after serving two seasons as head coach. Stanton met with his new team three weeks ago.

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