New coach talks recruitment at meeting

TROY — A true retirement is somewhere in the future for Paul Bremigan, new head coach of the Troy High School basketball team. Bringing years of coaching experience to town, Bremigan was head coach for Russia, Ohio, teams for more than three decades prior to retiring from that school district earlier this year.

He shared his plans for the upcoming season with Troy Rotary Club members during their weekly meeting on Aug. 11, 2015.

A large part of Bremigan’s job will be recruiting a quality team. His father was a football coach for 35 years and taught Bremigan the philosophy that an athlete good in one sport will likely be good in other sports. With that in mind, he has hosted multiple “open gyms” at which he’s had contact with over 50 potential players.

His scouting efforts will continue as school begins and will include attendance at football games. Some of the traits he looks for in young men are those who will play hard and play to win. His game plan for the season includes both man-to-man and zone, with an emphasis on having a strong defense.

Bremigan believes he can build a competitive team that will help create enthusiasm for the program from both the players and the fans. The regular basketball season runs from November 2015 through early February 2016. The first tip-off will be on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Troy High School and be against Memorial (St. Marys). For more information, visit

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