Moyer new girls coach at Fairport
Bob Chavez -
(June 25, 2002) — Fairport High School announced on Monday that Kermit
Moyer is the school's new girls basketball coach.
The appointment of Moyer, 36, ends a two-month search to replace Karen
Thull, who resigned on April 25 after posting a 130-18 record with
four Section V championships in six seasons with the Red Raiders.
"I'm very much looking forward to the opportunity to coach the girls,"
said Moyer, who has taught in the district since 1997 and has coached
junior high and modified girls teams the past two seasons. "The
support network that has been afforded to me in the district has been
great, and I've gotten great feedback from the parents, too."
Moyer steps into a solid situation. Fairport finished last season with
11 juniors on the roster, and three All-Monroe County picks in Sabrina
Boykin, Liz Hahn and Lindsay Ellis. Ellis earned All-Greater Rochester
honors, while Boykin and Hahn were named to the second team.
"Many of the things Karen established are the things I will continue,"
he said. "We might do some things differently, but that changes with
the talent that comes through. But we'll continue to be a
predominantly man-to-man type of team."
Moyer, a graduate of Ithaca College and East Stroudsburg University,
started his coaching career in 1991 at Churchville-Chili and also has
coached boys basketball at Brighton, Byron-Bergen and Arkport.
The 1984 graduate of Wayland High School was a three-sport letter
winner in cross-country, basketball and track.
"The ultimate goal is to give the girls an atmosphere in which to
succeed," he said. "But I don't believe it's so much Xs and Os. The
key is how well these girls continue to support and care for each
other with team as the primary focus."