Former JCD Star Hired as Girls’ Varsity Basketball Head Coach in Waiting

She is predicted to learn the ins and outs of coaching from her former coach Scott Smith.

Lilly Simon shoots from the corner for the duration of the 2016 IHSAA Class 1A Ladies Basketball State Championship Game. File image.

(Osgood, Ind.) – A former Jac-Cen-Del Superior School basketball star is returning home to coach.

Lilly Simon has been named the head coach in ready for the girls’ varsity basketball application underneath the way of Scott Smith commencing with the 2022-2023 period.

The Jac-Cen-Del University Board authorized the employing at their May possibly 16th assembly.

Simon gained a letter in varsity basketball every of her four many years at Jac-Cen-Del. More than her four a long time, she averaged 13.6 factors, 5. rebounds, 3.7 helps, and 1.5 steals for each sport.

In the course of her sophomore year, Simon played a essential role in serving to the Woman Eagles seize the Course 1A Condition Championship. In the title recreation, she led the Woman Eagles in scoring with 16 factors. 

As a senior, Simon performed so very well she was named a nominee for the McDonald’s All-American Game.

Simon would go on to play at the University of Findlay, wherever she appeared in 60 video games amongst 2018 and 2021.

As shown in the board assembly minutes, Simon is the coach in waiting underneath the course of Scott Smith. Coach Smith formerly stepped down as Jac-Cen-Del girls’ varsity basketball head mentor in March. 

Smith has had an amazing operate at JCD, successful 385 game titles around 21 yrs in charge of the system. In that time, JCD has won 16 sectional titles, 4 regional championships, and the point out title in 2016. 

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