Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hancock named new Mallard Creek basketball coach

Jon Hancock was named the new boys' basketball coach at Mallard Creek, the school's athletic director, Karen McKaig, announced on Tuesday.

Hancock comes to Charlotte from East Burke. During his coaching career, he has gone 283-176 on his way to winning seven conference championships, seven coach-of-the-year honors, two sectional championships and two regional appearances.

Hancock, who was the physical education department chair at East Burke, graduated from Mars Hill, where he scored more than 1,000 career points and served as a captain his junior and senior years.

Hancock takes over the Mavericks' basketball program for David Rutledge, who accepted the Wilmington Ashley job in May. Rutledge was 48-34 at Mallard Creek.

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