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Piketon’s Evan Legg resigns from boys basketball post

Piketon basketball coach Evan Legg has resigned from his post.

Derrick Webb, Staff Writer

PIKETON — After three seasons with his alma mater, Piketon boys basketball coach Evan Legg has resigned from his post.

Legg announced his resignation Tuesday afternoon. His Redstreaks bowed out of the OHSAA State Basketball Tournament on Feb. 23.

“The past three years have been a blast and I wouldn’t trade those years for anything,” Legg said. “But for the first time in my life, it’s time for me to put basketball at number four to five on my priority list. This decision was strictly based on what I felt was best for my family.”

During his tenure at Piketon, the Redstreaks compiled a 45-29 overall mark and a 27-15 record inside the Scioto Valley Conference … never finishing lower than third place.

In those three years, the Redstreaks won two Division III sectional titles and reached a district final in 2017-2018.

“I am leaving with a smile on my face and on great terms with, not only all the administration, but with the program as well,” Legg said. “I can’t say enough about the support I received from all of the administration and Piketon staff throughout the past three years. Never more in my life have I been proud to be a Redstreak.”

Legg was also an accomplished basketball player at Piketon. While wearing a jersey himself, he scored 1,469 career points and aided the team in winning a regional title in 2008-2009.

“Even though I’m making the right decision, that doesn’t mean it was an easy one,” Legg said. “This program and school mean a lot to me and will always hold a special place in my heart. The friendships I’ve made with my staff and my players has been the greatest part.”

Legg also said he wanted to thank the people who put him in the position he was in.

“I want to thank Dr. Todd Burkitt and the Piketon school board for hiring me and believing in me,” Legg said. “Thank you to Redstreak nation for all of your support, and thank you to all my staff and players. Most importantly, I want to thank God.”

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