Jim Ross returning to coach Whiteford’s girls basketball team

Jim Ross returning to coach Whiteford’s girls basketball team


Jim Ross returning to coach Whiteford’s girls basketball team

Ross returning to coach Whiteford’s girls basketball team

OTTAWA LAKE – Timing was everything for Jim Ross.

Ross took a few years off of coaching basketball after the birth of his youngest child and when his other children were in elementary school. He’s jumped back into the fray, however, after being named the varsity girls basketball coach at Whiteford.

“There was never a specific plan to come back, but I knew I wanted to come back and coach at some point,” Ross said. “The timing seems right now. I was ready. I took time off because I didn’t have the time, but now I do.”

Jim Ross

Ross replaces Les Manley, who coached the Bobcats for the past seven seasons. Manley retired from teaching and stepped away from coaching after this past season. He finished with a 62-78 mark with the Bobcats, including 9-12 last season.

Ross is a 1991 Milan graduate who was the Monroe County Region Player of the Year his senior season. His first coaching stop was at Dundee where he coached the Viking boys from 1997-98 to 1999-00, going 17-47.

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