Bath hires made to fill boys basketball coach, athletic director posts


By Staff Reports - sports@limanews.com



BATH TOWNSHIP — Sean Powell and Kristen Holt have been hired to fill the Bath positions as varsity boys basketball coach and athletic director, respectively, pending school board approval.

Powell, a 1999 graduate of Shawnee, guided Botkins to the 2021 Division IV state championship.

Before taking over at Botkins in 2018, he served as an assistant coach at Shawnee and Perry. He also has experience coaching at the AAU level.

He was recently named Press Pro Magazine’s Coach of the Year. He has an overall career record of 56-22, including a 27-mark this past season.

Powell scored more than 1,000 points in his career at Shawnee and played in college at Wabash Valley Community College and Henry Ford Community College.

Holt is a 1987 Bath graduate, playing multiple sports. She helped lead the 1987 girls basketball team to a state championship, earning first team All-Ohio honors and being named the AA state tournament MVP. She went on to play at Ohio University.

Holt has spent the last 28 years as either a women’s Division I basketball assistant or head coach with stops at multiple universities. She has been the head coach at Radford University, Colorado State University and most recently the University of Texas San Antonio.

Holt graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and a master’s degree in athletic administration.

The Bath school board is scheduled to meet Tuesday.

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