Jason Pershing picked as head basketball coach
SOLON– The Solon Community School District is pleased to announce the hiring of Jason Pershing as head boys basketball coach (pending school board approval). Coach Pershing debuts as a varsity head coach after successful assistant coaching experiences at Xavier, Linn Mar, C.R. Washington, Coe College, and most recently at Mt. Vernon.
Solon Activities Director, Keith McSweeney, stated, “we’re very excited about having Coach Pershing lead our boys basketball program. We believe our guys are going to love his positive energy, passion, and approach to coaching. He’s been a student of the game under some very well respected names in the sport, and our committee was extremely impressed with his knowledge about coaching the modern game. I can’t wait to get him in front of our guys.”
Solon basketball player Jacob Coons said, “Coach Pershing is clearly a coach that puts his players first, is fun and energetic, and I’m really excited about playing for him.”
Solon sophomore Dylan Doyle said, “I’m really exited about having Coach Pershing as our new coach. I think he’ll do an amazing job.”
Coach Pershing graduated and played at George Washington High School in Cedar Rapids and had a successful collegiate career at Ellsworth Community College and Mt. Mercy. Jason currently serves as the at-risk coordinator/alternative education director at Mt. Vernon High School.