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Shadow Hills high school seeking new head coaches for boys and girls basketball programs

The Shadow Hills high school basketball staff will be new next season, both for the boys and girls programs.

The Knights have decided not to retain boys head basketball coach Ryan Towner, as well as girls head coach Greg Ramirez.

Desert Sands Unified School District confirmed this to KESQ on Tuesday saying, "earlier today, Shadow Hills High School's principal and athletic director informed the coaches for both boys and girls basketball teams that they were looking to take the program in a different direction and are currently seeking new coaches."

Towner, who was hired in May of 2018, enjoyed a lot of success as head coach, including a CIF-SS Division 3A championship in 2020.

However, this season, the Knights were without Towner for their final 10 games. He was not with the team from Wednesday, April 28 through the end of the Knights' season, which ended in the first round of the playoffs on Wednesday, May 26.

It's worth noting that Towner's absence came after the Knights had a positive COVID test within the program. Shadow Hills was forced to forfeit three league games in the process.

As for Ramirez, he was the girls head coach since 2017.

Shadow Hills athletic director Michael Walsh directed all questions and comments to DSUSD who concluded their statement to KESQ with the following: "all coaches are hired for a single season with an end of the year review of team performance and growth with a look at future athlete and team development."

Stay with KESQ News Channel 3 for the latest on this developing story.

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Blake Arthur

Sports Director Blake Arthur joined the KESQ/CBS Local 2 team in August of 2015. Learn more about Blake here.

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