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Lafayette Jeff gets 3-for-1 deal with new basketball coach

Lafayette Jeff is getting more than just a new basketball coach

Posted: Apr. 23, 2018 8:32 PM
Updated: Apr. 23, 2018 11:36 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Mark Barnhizer was announced, on Monday, as the next boys basketball coach at Lafayette Jeff.

Barnhizer was most recently the head coach at Bryant High School in Alabama, where his team finished 21-5 in 2017-18.

His two sons, Braxton and Brooks, were the team's top scorers.

Braxton (6'3" 160), as a sophomore in 2017-18 averaged 24 points and four rebounds.

Brooks (6'6" 175) dropped 19 points/game and pulled down seven rebounds, as a freshman this past season.

We're told Barnhizer's sons will enroll at Lafayette Jeff.

Before moving to Alabama for three years, Mark Barnhizer, spent most of his coaching career in Indiana, coaching at Hammond Gavit, Elkhart Memorial, Perry Meridian, and Eastern Greene.

Barnhizer accumulated 292 wins and 182 losses in his 21 years coaching in Indiana.

His coaching career came on the heels of his playing career. He spent one year at Purdue, before playing three seasons at Auburn.

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