By Mitch Spinell
GNADENHUTTEN, Ohio - James Herman last Wednesday announced his resignation as the boys' basketball head coach at Indian Valley High School.
"This is a very emotional moment for me and my family," said Herman. "I am stepping down as head basketball coach at Indian Valley. Ten years is a long time for a high school basketball coach these days and I have all the confidence that the Braves basketball program will not skip a beat."
"I was fortunate enough to assemble a staff to have the same visions as I did," said Herman. "While we have earned and are a respected program in the area, we have not won consistently enough."
Herman posted a 117-119 record, the most wins for an I.V. boys head coach since the consolidation of the former Indian Valley North and South schools.
The Braves won five Sectional titles under Herman's reign, and in 2018 he was named District 5 Coach of the Year for leading I.V. to a 20-4 record and a Top-10 finish in the Associated Press state poll.
Herman is the third longest-tenured head coach at Indian Valley, following Pete Hilliard (20 seasons at Midvale/I.V. North) and Charlie Huggins (12 seasons at I.V. South).