Aiken names Derrell Black as next boys’ basketball coach
Derrell Black is back in the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference.
Black has been named the next boys’ head basketball coach at Aiken High School, the school’s athletic department announced on Twitter Monday afternoon.
Black, who graduated from Hughes High School in 2009, spent eight seasons as an assistant coach with the Big Red before being named the boys’ basketball head coach in June 2020 to replace Bryan Wyant, who had accepted the same position at Princeton.
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In one season as head coach, Black led Hughes to a 10-9 record and a fourth-place finish in the CMAC-Red division. Black spent the 2021-22 season as Wyant’s assistant at Princeton. The Vikings were 17-8 and finished fourth in the Greater Miami Conference.
Black began her coaching career at Hughes at the junior-senior level with current Purcell Marian women’s basketball coach Jamar Mosley. After a year, he joined the varsity program as an assistant while serving as head coach of the Big Red freshman team for four seasons and the junior varsity club for two. In 2017, he led Hughes to a freshman CMAC title.
“(I’m) thrilled to get started and unlock all the untapped potential here at Aiken,” Black said in a press release.
Black replaces Greg Tye Jr., who went 9-13 in his only year as Falcons head coach last season. The previous three seasons under Ty Cass, Aiken went 42-30 overall and won a district championship and a share of the CMAC title in 2019.
Aiken opens its season at home against Mount Healthy on November 25.