A coach’s son

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CC-C senior credits sports with helping him succeed

Sports have always been a major part of Owen Blackport’s life.

Owen’s love for sports was instilled in him by his father, Thomas Blackport, a standout baseball player who received a practice invite from the Cincinnati Reds right out of college. Thomas was a die-hard Michigan football fan, spending every Saturday yelling at the TV.

Greenville grad comes from family of coaches, takes job as leader of GRCC men’s basketball

For Joe Fox, basketball is a way of life.

Both his father, Gary, and grandfather, George, had long tenures as coaches at the high school level. Because of this, Joe Fox spent hours in the gym.

New coordinator of athletic strength and conditioning Rick Court looks to move forward from past allegations, positively impact Greenville athletics

Shortly after the hire of Rick Court as the new coordinator of athletic strength and conditioning was announced by Greenville Public Schools on June 10, mixed emotions filled the community.

The Daily News detailed Court’s past work history and his hire by Greenville in an in-depth June 16 article, which subsequently resulted in headlines by multiple media outlets nationally due to allegations stemming from Court’s tenure as the strength and conditioning coach at the University of Maryland.

Greenville school board members differ on new coach hiring

New strength and conditioning coach Rick Court was subject to allegations of an abusive culture at University of Maryland

A recent hire within the Greenville Public Schools Athletic Department resulted in mixed opinions Monday evening from members of the Board of Education.

Human Resources Director Lisa Steed presented her monthly report to the board regarding new hirings and vacancies, which included coaching positions for athletics.

After sudden, unexpected departure by head coach Mike Ricco, longtime Greenville coach Tom Hallock takes over varsity football program

On Friday, nearly two months after being hired for the full-time Greenville varsity head football coach position, Mike Ricco informed Greenville Athletic Director Brian Zdanowski that he’d be resigning from the position.