LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WLFI) – Jerry Hoover has resigned as the girls basketball coach at Logansport high school. The Berries won 171 games during Hoover’s 12 years at the school.
A year ago, the Berries finished the season with a 24-3 record and advanced to semi-state before losing to Penn. Hoover is the only varsity coach in Indiana high school basketball history to coach players who have been selected for both boys and girls Indiana All-Star teams.
Jerry has also coached many outstanding high school players over the past five decades, as he has coached players who have collectively received over $6 million in scholarships.
Jasmine Penny, who was a four-year starter for Jerry at Logansport in 2013-2014, completed her career for DePaul — where she was among the nation’s leaders for field goal percentage and the Most Outstanding Player (MOP) of the Big East Tournament.
Whitney Jennings was named 2014 Miss Basketball and Parade All-American. She will play at the University of Iowa. Randy Wittman, who was a three-year starter for Jerry at Ben Davis, is the current head coach of the Washington Wizards.
New Logansport athletic director Brian Strong released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:
“Jerry Hoover submitted his letter of resignation as head girls basketball coach to the administration of Logansport High School on July 1. While this came very unexpectedly, we respect Coach Hoover’s wishes and we thank him and wish him the best,” said Strong. “Our focus must now turn to finding a new leader of our ladies basketball program at Logansport High School. We feel this is a very attractive position that will gain interest statewide. It is our goal to name a new coach by the September school board meeting.”