Derrick Webb, Staff Writer
CHILLICOTHE — Two new head basketball coaches were officially welcomed to the Township on Monday.
Huntington High School’s Board of Education voted to approve the hire of Kyle Uhrig as its girls hoops coach and Kyle Bradley as its boys hoops coach — both by a 5-0 count.
Uhrig replaces Tiffany Carroll while Bradley takes the place of Eric Snyder.
Uhrig most recently put in time at Circleville, where he was the district’s assistant superintendent.
His last basketball stint was at Southeastern, where he was the head boys coach for eight seasons.
“Kyle Uhrig has had success at every turn. He is the consummate professional, the epitome of a leader, and a fiery competitor,” Huntington athletic director Justin Kellough said. “Coach Uhrig is Huntington Township through and through. He bleeds as green as anyone and we are thrilled he wants to finally make Huntington his home again. Kyle will bring a sense of professionalism, accountability, and work ethic to our girls basketball program that we are looking for.”
While Uhrig takes over a program that finished 8-12 overall, Bradley will be heading a team he’s familiar with — he beat the group twice during the regular season this past winter.
For the past five seasons, Bradley has been the leader of Adena’s basketball program — a fellow SVC member.
During that time, the Warriors have gone 72-47 overall and 44-26 in league play. They won a conference title this past season and a district title — the program’s first since 1980 — in 2018-19.
“Kyle Bradley has proven success in the SVC, which makes us happy. We are getting a good coach, but we were unaware the fit to our style of play, athletes, and community attitude would be so good,” Kellough said. “During the interview process, it was clear he is going to jumpstart our boys basketball program with all of the attributes befitting successful Huntington teams in the past. Coach Bradley is dedicated to taking over and running a complete program with high hopes, toughness, discipline, and the kind of attitude our people are used to seeing.”