Posted by ITK on April 01, 2018 at 12:19:58:
In Reply to: Re: Congratulations to Coach Mike Balian posted by Gary on March 31, 2018 at 16:13:21:
: : : : I am very proud and pleased to hear that Oakwood High School has hired a new Varsity coach - and he is Mike Balian. I have had the pleasure and honor of coaching MIke for many years - and then - coaching with him at the local parks - All-Star Teams - Travel teams - etc. MIke started out playing basketball at a local park - loved it so much - he went on earn his BS in Kinesiology - became a HS referee - coaching the boys 8th grade teams at Campbell Hall - coaching many teams in ARC - doing one on instruction - group clinics - and now - this - Varsity Coach at Oakwood. I know Mike - he will be a great coach at Oakwood - he is an exemplary role model. Good job to a good man - The Magicman
: : : What happened to the last coach from Oakwood?
: : I have no idea - i assume - he was not rehired -
: Where is this school?
Noho. School once had players, including Mitchell Butler, former UCLA point guard. That was a long, long time ago. For more than 20 years, Oakwood has been irrelevant as a basketball school. Great education, very high tuition, exclusive and tought to get into. The school has great facilities, and a relatively new gym. It will be interesting to see if this guy can put this school back on the map when the prior two coaches couldn't make it happen.
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