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Moyer new girls coach at Fairport

By Bob Chavez - Democrat and Chronicle

(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."



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